Thursday, October 20, 2011

CloudBees Running for a JCP Executive Committee Seat!


At CloudBees, we are convinced that the cloud is the new platform; the platform where most of the workloads will end up running. This is a big fundamental shift in IT, one of those shifts that you only see once every two decades or so.

To navigate successfully through that transition, languages, frameworks, vendors, etc. have to adapt to that new paradigm. To quote General Erik Shineski (I tend not to quote Generals much, so please bear with me): “If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less.

For that reason, here at CloudBees, we have decided to step up and run for a JCP EC seat. We think Java needs to go through some important changes, including:

  • Java needs some cloud DNA urgently injected into it: because we have very strong credentials both in Java and in cloud technologies, we think we can bring a lot of value to the Java community;
  • The JCP itself needs to pursue its molting process: some changes have been performed, but those were the easy ones. Everybody remembers the Apache/Field of Use drama, we need to work to avoid putting Java in such a shameful corner anymore. At CloudBees, we have what it takes to understand the needs of the Java community while, at the same time, are able to be realistic about the velocity of changes that can be reasonably expected from the JCP.

At CloudBees, most of us have a strong Open Source background, hence we understand the value of reciprocity and transparency. We also have deep Java expertise: in our ranks, you will find developers who were at the core of projects such as JBoss, Glassfish, Bluestone, WebSphere, Weblogic, Silverstream, JRun, ColdFusion, etc. At the same time, our feet are well grounded and we understand the business imperatives and the need for a successful ecosystem.

Steven Harris, who recently left ORCL to be CloudBees’ SVP of Products, would be our representative on the EC. Read his insightful comments about the JCP and the unique perspective he brings to it.

If you want to help Java successfully transition to the cloud, CloudBees can help! But you need to VOTE FOR US so we can make it happen*!

Onward,

Sacha


*) In order to vote, you need to be a JCP member. If you are a member, the JCP has already sent you an e-mail with the link you have to use in order to cast your vote (check your spam filter).

Sacha Labourey, CEO
CloudBees
www.cloudbees.com
 
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