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JCP EC Meeting Minutes: August 13, 2019

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
for August 13, 2019


August 13, 2019




  • PMO Presentation
  • Personnel Changes
  • EC Stats
  • EC Elections
  • JCP Membership Updates
  • Working Group Updates - JCP.Next, Business Value, Communications
  • Oracle Code One Related Events and Activities
  • 2020 Calendar


Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Heather VanCura

Executive Committee

  • Alibaba - Tianxiao Gu - present
  • ARM - Stuart Monteith - present
  • Azul Systems - Simon Ritter - present
  • BNY Mellon - Chandra Guntur, Nikhil Nanivadekar - present
  • Credit Suisse - not present
  • Eclipse Foundation - Paul Buck - present
  • Fujitsu - Mike DeNicola - present
  • Goldman Sachs - Jessica Man - present
  • Ivar Grimstad - not present
  • Hazelcast - not present
  • HPE - Soumira Chatterjee, Bala Viswanathan - present
  • IBM - Tim Ellison - present
  • Intel - Steve Dohrmann - present
  • JetBrains - Trisha Gee - present
  • London Java Community - not present
  • MicroDoc - Bruno Caballero - present
  • Oracle - Anish Karmarkar - present
  • SAP - Gotz Lindenmaier, Martin Doerr, Volker Simonis - present
  • Software AG - Prasad Yendluri - present
  • SouJava - Otavio Santana, Bruno Souza - present
  • Tomitribe - Amelia Eiras - present
  • Twitter - Tony Printezis - present
  • V2COM - Leonardo Lima - present

Total Attendance: 19 of 23 voting members

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


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.

Azul Systems regained their voting privileges as a result of attending this meeting. Credit Suisse lost their voting privileges as a result of not attending this meeting.

Personnel Changes

New primary and alternate for ARM (Stuart Monteith, Thomas Parker); new alternate for Alibaba (Tianxiao Gu); additional new alternate for BNY Mellon (Nikhil Nanivadekar), new alternate for MicroDoc (Bruno Caballero); new primary for SAP (Goetz Lindenmaier - who was previously an alternate); new alternate for SAP (Martin Doerr); new primary for IBM (Mark Little/Red Hat).

Andres Almiray and Red Hat have resigned their EC Seats.

EC Elections

Heather reviewed the dates and next steps, including the Meet the Candidates session coming up at Code One on 16 September. Heather also summarized the candidates for the Ratified, Elected and Associate seats. See the presentation for details.

EC Stats

Heather presented the usual EC stats (see the presentation for details).

Membership Report Update

Heather gave an update on the Membership renewals effort (see the presentation for details).

JCP EC Working Group Updates

The JCP.Next Working Group met two times to discuss a Maintenance Review of JCP 387, Streamline the JCP program - clarification on allowing multiple Public Reviews and resizing the JCP EC (see the presentation for more details). The Maintenance Review started in July, and the ballot passed on 12 August; a Maintenance Release is planned for later in August. The changes will go into effect in time for the 2019 Elections in November, and will be completed following the 2020 Elections.

The Business Value Working Group met two times to discuss the business value of the JCP program overall for the continued success of Java - JSRs developed and covered by a Spec License that includes strong compatibility requirements, allowing multiple implementations that create choice; implementations must pass the TCK.

Heather suggested the Communications Working Group could meet on September 3 to discuss plans for communications around Code One.

Oracle Code One Activities and Events

We reviewed the plans for JCP related activities at Oracle Code One (see the presentation for details).

Other Business

Heather reviewed the calendar dates for the remaining 2019 JCP EC Meetings and proposed dates and locations for the 2020 calendar (see the presentation for details); the September face to face will be in San Francisco hosted by Twitter. For our Spring 2020 face to face meeting, Heather summarized the locations options and will start a poll - BNY Mellon offered to investigate Singapore, SouJava offered to investigate Sao Paulo, Alibaba offered to investigate Hangzhou and IBM, or London Java Community offered to investigate London locations for hosting. Twitter and Alibaba both offered to host the Fall face to face meeting in San Francisco in 2020, dates to be decided based on plans for coinciding with Oracle Code One 2020.

Next Meeting

  • September 13, 2019; 9:30am - 5:00pm PDT, Face to Face Meeting hosted by Twitter in San Francisco, California.