I'm stepping down as the chair person. In Patrick Curran I believe we have found a qualified and motivated successor. As you can read on Patrick's blog he has broad experience in compatibility and certification (one of the cornerstones of the JCP) and has seen from personal experience how other standards organizations operate.
From Patrick Curan:
In my role as a TCK developer I've been merely a participant in this standards process, but now things have changed. I have been asked to take over as chair of the JCP and director of the Program Management Office. In this new role I will be responsible for leading the organization, for chairing the Executive Committee meetings, and for running the PMO. In addition I am taking over as the Specification Lead for JSR 306, which will define the next version of the JCP's Process Document.
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