Azul Receives the Most Votes of any Company Running for an Open Election Seat
November 13, 2014
Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that it has been re-elected to serve on the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC). According to recent election results posted on the jcp.org website, http://jcp.org/en/whatsnew/elections, Azul topped the list of elected candidates, having received the highest number of votes amongst all candidates, elected or ratified. A full 77% of JCP voters chose to support Azul’s continued activity and representation on the EC. Gil Tene, Azul’s CTO and co-founder, will continue to serve as Azul’s primary representative.
The JCP is an open, participative process program established in 1998 to foster the evolution of the Java platform in cooperation with the international Java developer community. Azul has been a Java licensee and a JCP member since 2002. It has pioneered multiple Java industry firsts in its products, including Pauseless Garbage Collection, Memory Elasticity, and Java Virtualization. Most recently, Azul introduced its ReadyNow!™ technology to addresses Java’s “warm-up” problem to ensure that Java application performance remains consistently fast during critical business operations. The company also builds, certifies and supports Zulu, a free and 100% open source binary distribution of OpenJDK™ for Windows, Linux and Mac.
“I am honored to continue as Azul’s representative to the JCP Executive Committee,” said Gil Tene, CTO and co-founder, Azul Systems. “Java is essential technology for companies around the globe, and through our position on the JCP EC we remain focused on open community participation, on developer and individual contributor voting involvement, and on securing long term community access to the relevant Java technologies and IP. I look forward to continued collaboration with my fellow Executive Committee members and JCP members as well as the Java developer community as a whole.”
About the Java Community Process Executive Committee
The JCP now has one Executive Committee. Previously the JCP had two Executive Committees, one for Java SE/EE and one for Java ME. Voting members on the EC serve two-year terms; there are 16 ratified seats, eight elected seats, and a permanent seat held by Oracle America, Inc. The two-year terms are staggered so that half of the seats are up for ratification/election each year.
JCP FAQ: http://jcp.org/en/introduction/faq.
About Azul Systems
Azul Systems, the industry’s only company exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), builds fully supported, standards-compliant Java runtime solutions that help enable the real time business. Zing is a JVM designed for enterprise Java applications and workloads that require any combination of low latency, high transaction rates, large in-memory datasets, and/or consistent response times. Zulu is Azul’s freely available, fully-certified, multi-platform open source build of OpenJDK, with high-quality commercial support options available via the company’s Zulu Enterprise offering. For additional information, visit: www.azulsystems.com.