You could post the question (and be on-topic) at http://www.javajunkies.org and hope for a response. The site has nowhere near the large following this one enjoys, but every site has to start somewhere!
Thanks for your suggestion. As a matter of fact I happen to be a JavaJunkie and already posted my question there prior to turning to PerlMonks. Unfortunately as you mention the JavaJunkies community is not that large, so I decided to cross post anyway.