All of us share a passion for JSR-299 and the change it brought to Java EE 6. If you are interested in showing your appreciation, perhaps you would be willing to nominate Gavin as a star spec lead for working in a transparent and collaborative way to create this standard. This specification is especially unique because Gavin and the JSR-299 EG selected the use of the Apache License for both the implementation and the TCK, a clear commitment to openness.

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While you are thinking about it, I encourage you to consider nominating Emmanuel Bernard for JSR-303 (Bean Validation) as well. Emmanuel worked entirely in the open (forums, spec draft, blogs) and also selected the ASL for the implementation and TCK.

I believe that both Gavin and Emmanuel are very deserving of this award and I certainly hope that they are recognized for their leadership.



Dan Allen
Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat | Author of Seam in Action
Registered Linux User #231597