After several protests of mine to avoid the finalization of JSR 250 (Common Annotations for Java), now the Executive Commitee has shamefully approved that JSR.
Thanx Doug Lea for adding a comment to his vote the first time I can remember. He wrote: "Underwhelming but innocuous". Then, Doug, you better voted with "No", please. That would have raised your reputation a lot...
Anyone, please read the lousy specification and judge for yourself. Or, as Apache Foundation commented its vote: "I hope there's enough production-tested, real-world experience behind this... :)".
I think there's a general problem with the JSR process (or the EC members) if the committee members vote as they did yesterday!