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
Details here: http://community.jboss.org/wiki/2010StarSpecLeadNominations
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.
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