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JCP EC minutes (public): November 20 2012

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
for November 20 2012

version 0.2: December 5 2012



November 20, 2012




Part 1: Private EC meeting at 2:00 pm PST

Part 2: Public EC meeting at 3:00 pm PST


  • Patrick Curran, Heather Vancura
Executive Committee
  • Stefano Andreani – present
  • Aplix John Rizzo – present
  • ARM – not present
  • Azul Systems – Gil Tene present
  • Cinterion Thomas Lampart – present
  • CloudBees Steve Harris – present
  • Credit Suisse – Susanne Cech Previtali – present
  • Eclipse – Mike Milinkovich – present
  • Ericsson – not present
  • Fujitsu – Mike DeNicola – present
  • Goldman Sachs – John Weir – present
  • Google Van Riper – present
  • HP – Scott Jameson – present
  • IBM – Ed Lynch, Steve Wolfe – present
  • Intel – Anil Kumar – present
  • Werner Keil – present
  • London Java Community – Ben Evans – present
  • Nokia Ben Wangpresent
  • Oracle – Don Deutsch, Roger Riggs, Anish Karmarkar – present
  • RedHat – Mark Little – present
  • SAP Steve Winkler – present
  • SouJava – Bruno Souza– present
  • TOTVS Hernan Perrone present
  • Twitter – Chris Aniszczyk – present

Total attendance: 22 of 24 voting members

Since 75% of the EC's 24 voting members were present, the EC was quorate for this meeting

Minutes of private EC meeting

Changes in status as a result of non-attendance at this meeting

The EC Standing Rules state the following penalties for non-attendance at EC meetings (note that those who participate in face-to-face meetings by phone are officially counted as absent):

  • Missing two meetings in a row results in a loss of voting privileges until two consecutive meetings have been attended.
  • Missing five meetings in a row, or missing two-thirds of the meetings in any consecutive 12-month period results in loss of the EC seat.

There were no changes in status as a result of this meeting.

Personnel changes

Patrick reported EC personnel changes (see the PMO Presentation for details.) He welcomed the two new EC members: Cinterion and CloudBees. Thomas Lampart and Steve Harris introduced themselves.

EC stats

Patrick presented the usual EC stats.

Election results

Patrick reported the results of the recent JCP election (see the PMO Presentation for details.)

2013 meeting planning

Patrick promised to follow up by email on the dates, locations, and times of 2013 EC meetings.

JSR 358 Expert Group session

Steve Wolfe presented a proposal for an alternative to the current essential patent grants and for standardized licensing terms (see the presentation.) Scott Jameson responded that the proposed alternative essential patent grants would not make things easier for HP since they would still want to carry out a full search for relevant patents due to the vagueness of the term "known." Don Deutsch agreed to inform the EG whether whether Oracle was open to standard licensing in the JSPA. There was no time for further discussion, and we agreed to follow up at a future meeting.

Minutes of public EC meeting

NOTE: a recording of this meeting is available at /aboutJava/communityprocess/media/Public-EC-Meeting-Nov-2012.mp3.

Patrick discussed the recent election results and the progress of the EC merge. He then presented a status report on JSR 358 (see the Public PMO Presentation for details on both of these topics.)

Heather Vancura presented a JCP 2.8 status update and explained that the PMO would soon roll out a community audit program whereby JCP members could help the PMO to monitor the extent to which Expert Groups are complying with the transparency requirements of JCP 2.8