Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Total attendance: 21 of 24 voting members
|Since 75% of the EC's 24 voting members were present, the EC was quorate for 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):
There were no changes in status as a result of this meeting.
See the Action Item tracking file.
Heather presented the usual EC stats.
Donald Smith and Mark Reinhold from Oracle revisited their proposal for application-specific ("stripped") implementations (see the presentation for details). Since time was short, we agreed that EC members would submit questions and comments to the EC mailing list and Patrick would forward these on to Donald for response. Later in the meeting someone requested that Donald should come back again to the f2f meeting in September. Patrick suggested that we wait and see whether any open issues remain. If so, he would issue an invitation.
Patrick reported on the current status of JSR 358, summarizing the Working Group meetings that have taken place since the last EC meeting. (see the presentation for details).
He then gave a detailed report of the discussion on compatibility and open source that occurred during the August 8 meeting of the Working Group.
He asked whether any member present disagreed with the following principles:
There was no disagreement with these principles.
Patrick then briefly explained the suggestion from the August 8 meeting that perhaps we should opt for an open-source RI license that does not include explicit patent grants, in order to provide an incentive to implementers to be compatible.
Gil Tene noted contributions to RI may grant limited rights while the Spec license references broader patent rights. Inbound licenses must enable / not contradict this.
Patrick responded that almost all contributors will be covered by the JSPA or the Affiliate Membership agreement, both of which will make explicit patent grants.
Gil suggested that we should add maintaining broad patent grants to our list of goals. Scott Jameson responded we are already taking care of this today. Mike Milinkovich noted that on the question of incentives the spec license says "you must pass the TCK".
Patrick suggested that Working Group should take up these matters when it next meets.
Heather presented a brief update on JSR 364 (see the presentation for details), noting that the Early Draft Review has been completed with few comments. She reported that Oracle Legal has been asked to draft copies of the Affiliate Membership Agreement, the Partner Membership Agreement, and the Employer Contribution Agreement (all of which are needed - in draft if not in final form) before we can go to Public Review. She suggested that there would be no need for the Working Group to meet again until we have drafts to review (only very minor changes will be required in the Process Document). Patrick agreed to post version 7 of the Process Document,
Heather provided an update on the PMO's plans for JavaOne and the annual awards (see the PMO presentation for details).
We discussed the proposed meeting schedule for 2015 (see the PMO presentation for details).
Teleconferences will be held at 7:00 am Pacific time on the second Tuesday of each month except in the months when we meet face to face.
We agreed to meet in the Bay Area in January. Maulin Patel volunteered to check whether Freescale has a room large enough to host the meeting. (John Pampuch said he didn't think Azul would have a large enough room but he would check.) Patrick said that the fallback position would be to reserve the Oracle Conference Center. An AI has been opened to track this.
We agreed that we would like to meet in Europe in May, adjacent to the Oracle User Group summit if possible. Since the dates and location for this meeting are not yet set we will need to wait and see. Heather will report back as soon as she has information. (See new AI.)
We will meet in the Bay Area in September, just before JavaOne. Heather noted that the JavaOne dates are not yet fixed. We agreed that we could wait until next year to find a host for that meeting.
The PMO will post the provisional calendar on jcp.org (see new AI).