At midnight Pacific Time, voting in the Java Community Process Executive Committee elections draws to a close. The election is held every November to elect committee members. They are responsible for looking after, approving and commenting on all of the JSRs that are developed.
A JSR is a Java Specification Request – the main work of the Java Community Process is to work through JSRs with the Java community. There are 10 million Java developers, and Java is used on 3 billion devices. In the ramp up to the release of Java 9, participation is crucial.
We caught up with Heather VanCura at Devoxx Belgium 2016, lead of the JCP Program at Oracle and the Adopt-a-JSR program, on why voting is important and how you can participate in the future of Java at any level.