A senior member of the Java Community Process (JCP) has resigned from his position on the board's Executive Committee citing Oracle's role within the committee's processes as a driving factor.
Doug Lea--whose position on the board was due for renewal this year--won't be reapplying to sit on the JCP's executive committee in future years as he feels that "there is no remaining useful role for an independent advocate for the academic and research community on the EC," he said in his explanatory departure letter sent on Friday. "I believe that the JCP is no longer a credible specification and standards body," he added.
According to Lea, where the committee could once "foster innovation, quality, and diversity, independent of that from Sun" he feels that the rules —and violation of rules— are now a source of lost ground.
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