A Java Champions selection committee (over 50 members) has been formed to help out the selection of new champions to this online community.
Here are some of the guidelines for selecting the new champions and they are being used by the committee (one or several principles may be applied during the selection process):
Principle 1: - Java Champion should be a
leader. If a candidate is leading a Java related project, a JUG community, or an online Java portal they will be considered.
Principle 2: - Java Champions should be
luminaries in their field. So the candidate should be a Java engineer or an architect who is relatively a senior and have lots of experiences.
Principle 3: - Java Champions should have Credibility.
The candidate can be neutral, for, or against Sun. Also, a Champion can still write anything or publish any material that may be pro, neutral or con towards Sun; unless there
is a litigious issue.
Principle 4 : - Java Champions are involved with some “really cool” applications of Java Technology
or are involved with some sort of humanitarian or educational effort. The application must be openly available to the Java Community (online or in print) vice a company proprietary or government classified project.
Principle 5: - Java Champions are able to Evangelize or influence other developers through their own professional activities (Example: Consulting, University Professors, Book Authorship, etc.)