"Hologic and Oracle have put out joint press releases and videos about their work together," said Colebourne in his blog. He said he and many others "have no idea who Hologic is and why they are a good choice to represent the Java community (the 'C' in JCP!)"
Colebourne also questioned whether Pullara is too close to Oracle Vice President Adam Messinger.
"Politics is sometimes a dirty game. And the inclusion of Hologic and Sam Pullara doesn't give a great appearance," Colebourne said. After initially recommending a vote against Pullara, Colebourne said he leaves it up to others to decide.
Recently, Java founder and former Oracle and Sun Microsystems official James Gosling has called for Oracle to create an independent JCP to control Java. But Oracle "basically has total control" of the JCP at present, Colebourne said.
"The JCP is not actually an independent organization," said Colebourne in an interview.
"Oracle essentially benefits by being able to control what occurred in the whole community in the whole area around Java," said Colebourne.
Oracle in a statement defended its Hologic nomination. Hologic develops technology for health care.
"The point of our Hologic nomination, as with our Credit Suisse nomination earlier, is to inject some much-needed Java end-user and business perspective into the EC, as opposed to standards, technologist, technology vendor, and developer community perspectives -- all of which are already well represented," the company said.
Pullara in an interview stressed his independence from Oracle. "I know Adam Messinger really well, but that's because both of us have been working on Java for a long time," Pullara said. "I've got no interest in pushing forward Oracle's agenda, just Java's agenda."
Oracle defended the JCP.
"Although we are committed to improving the JCP, we also believe that the JCP is fully capable of supporting vigorous debate and deep involvement and contributions from a variety of individual and corporate participants, and we feel confident that the vast majority of EC members would agree," Oracle said.
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