The JCP is were we define the Java standards. It is an important process to guarantee at the same time that the technology evolves fast enough to keep it competitive, and also that it maintains the expected compatibility. To make this happen, the process has to reflect the needs and expectations of the full Java Community, not only the point of view of a few vendors.
But the JCP may be not what...
One of the most influential computer communities in our days is
clearly the Free Software Community. It is interesting to see how a
community that started with the idea of developing a free source
operating system, and has organized itself around software projects,
turned into a worldwide force, both technically and also
politically, with influences seen in so many places, from small to