Rod Johnson has had an important influence on Enterprise Java with the creation of the Spring framework. Recently, Rod was elected to serve on the JCP executive committee. In the following posts you can find Rod's own take on the process, and an extensive interview in which he discusses subjects like Java EE 6, Servlet 3.0, SpringSource application platform and Spring licensing, among other things. Read Rod Johnson's post on 'A Word About the Election': http://blog.springsource.com/2008/10/27/a-word-about-the-election/ Read Rod Johnson's interview with Yakov Fain 'Java Champions Yakov Fain and Rod Johnson talk about JCP, JEE and Spring' http://java.sys-con.com/node/732455