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JCP EC Minutes: April 4, 2017

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
for April 4, 2017

Date and Time

    April 4, 2017, 8:00 am - 10:00 am






  • Heather VanCura
Executive Committee

  • Azul Systems - not present
  • Credit Suisse - Susi Cech - present
  • Eclipse - Wayne Beaton - present
  • Fujitsu - Kenji Kazumura, Mike DeNicola - present
  • Gemalto - Thomas Lampart - present
  • Goldman Sachs - Vladimir Zakharov, Jackie Haynes - present
  • Ivar Grimstad - present
  • Hazelcast - Chris Engelbert - present
  • HPE - Sriranga Nadiger - present
  • IBM - not present
  • Intel - Michael Berg - present
  • Werner Keil - present
  • London Java Community - Martijn Verburg - present
  • MicroDoc - Hendrik Hoefer - present
  • NXP - Maulin Patel - present
  • Oracle - Anish Karmarkar - present
  • Red Hat - Mark Little, Scott Stark - present
  • SAP - not present
  • Software AG - Prasad Yendluri, Chris Dennis - present
  • SouJava - Bruno Souza, Otavio Santana - present
  • Tomitribe - David Blevins, Amelia Eiras - present
  • Twitter - Tony Printezis - present
  • V2COM - Leonardo Lima - present

Total attendance: 20 of 23 voting members

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


Changes in status as a result of 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 voting status as a result of this meeting.

Personnel changes

There are no personnel changes to report.

EC stats

Heather presented the usual EC stats (see the presentation for details). Scott Stark from Red Hat brought up their concerns about JSR 376. Since the Spec Lead was not present for the call, Heather encouraged EC Members to communicate their concerns on the JSR public discussion list in the spirit of transparency for the rest of the community to participate and the Spec Lead to respond. Red Hat highlighted the fact that there was a lack of consensus to go to Public Review. Hazelcast, LJC Tomitribe and MicroDoc joined in expressing support for the concern. Red Hat is planning to create a document that outlines their concerns and will be sending it to the JSR 376 public discussion list.

Special Election

Heather reminded members of the EC Special Election to be held starting in April to fill two ratified seats. Candidates are ARM and JetBrains. The Meet the Candidates call is next week. See the PMO Presentation and the Elections page for details.

Java ME

Heather and Leonardo presented an update on the Java ME Working Group. Summaries are published on the EC project page. We will meet again April 19 to refine the current proposal covering both technical and non-technical requirements to continue evolving Java ME. This item is to be discussed with Georges Saab and the rest of the rest of the EC at the May JCP EC meeting.

OpenJDK and the JCP

Heather reported that the OpenJDK Working Group met on 17 March. See the summary published on the EC project page. There were two action items established as a result of the working group meetings, and we will report on those in the next meeting. The OpenJDK Working Group will meet again later in April based on availability.


Heather reported that the JCP.Next Working Group met on 28 March. See the summary published on the EC project page. The Working Group plans to prepare a draft JSR for review by the EC at the May EC Meeting. The JCP.Next Working Group will meet again on 18 April.

Adoption Program Updates and JUG Tour

Martijn reported on the Adoption group efforts being led by the London Java Community, including a virtual hack day on April 22 with an in person component from London. There is an Adopt OpenJDK site producing OpenJDK binaries being launched and the Adopt OpenJDK GitHub organization as a resource for Java User Groups interested in utilizing materials there for organizing and participating in hack days. Bruno discussed the efforts that SouJava is participating in from an Adopt-a-JSR perspective, primarily focused on Java EE (see slides) and also the upcoming JUG tour of the southern USA following the JCP EC Meeting next month.


Heather presented an overview on OSCON for the EC Members since we will be meeting next month on the Monday and Tuesday prior to OSCON in Austin, Texas. See slides for details.

Next meeting

  • May 8, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (beverage, fruit, snacks provided starting at 12pm); group dinner to follow.
  • May 9, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (breakfast at 8:30 am, lunch at 1 pm); Austin JUG meeting to follow (TBD).
The meeting will be hosted by V2COM in 111 Congress Avenue, 8th floor Suite 850, Austin, TX 78701.