Java Community Process Elects CloudBees to Executive Committee
Java platform as a service provider CloudBees announced that it has been elected to serve on the Java Community Process (JCP) executive committee.CloudBees, a provider of a Java platform as a service (PaaS), announced that the company has been elected to the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee. The JCP is an open, participative process established in 1998. Its mission is to foster the evolution of the Java platform, in cooperation with the international Java developer community. As a member of the Executive Committee (EC), CloudBees will help steer the development of Java technologies. The CloudBees seat will be held by Steven Harris, senior vice president of products. "My objective is to work within the Executive Committee to find ways to relax controls and lower barriers for involvement and community contribution so that the JCP serves as a facilitator for driving the Java platform forward," Harris said, in a statement. "PaaS and the cloud are good use cases to help drive some of the changes needed within the JCP, since they are examples of innovation being driven by the community, independent of the JCP, at a rapid pace. The work ahead is very important for both CloudBees and the community overall, to ensure the continued success of Java in the future." CloudBees has been a forerunner in driving adoption of the Java platform, delivered as a service. Sacha Labourey, the company's CEO, has repeatedly said he believes that the changes being brought about today by the cloud and PaaS will fundamentally impact Java developers and the enterprises creating Java-based applications. The cloud ushers in a new model for more efficient delivery of IT services. The Java platform must evolve to remain relevant and to support the changes enabled by the cloud.
Moreover, the JCP is a key element of the overall Java ecosystem, providing the structure for community engagement on standardization, compatibility and platform definition. CloudBees brings deep Java experience to the JCP, but with the sensibility of a startup, the company said. In addition to Harris, CloudBees employees include Labourey, the company's co-founder and CEO and former CTO of JBoss, and Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the creator of the Java-based Jenkins Continuous Integration open-source project.