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JCP EC Meeting Minutes: October 12, 2021

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
for October 12, 2021


October 12, 2021





Tuesday, October 12, 2021
  • Heather VanCura

Executive Committee

  • Alibaba - Sanhong Li - present
  • ARM - Stuart Monteith - present
  • BellSoft - Aleksei Voitylov - present
  • BNY Mellon - Chandra Guntur, Nikhil Nanivadekar, Don Raab - present
  • Marcus Biel - present
  • Eclipse Foundation - Ivar Grimstad - present
  • Ken Fogel - present
  • Fujitsu - Kenji Kazumura - present
  • IBM - not present
  • Intel - Steve Dohrmann - present
  • JetBrains - Anna Kozlova - present
  • London Java Community - Martijn Verburg - present
  • MicroDoc - Christian Kuka - present
  • Oracle - Don Deutsch, Anish Karmarkar - present
  • SAP SE - Martin Doerr, Gotz Lindenmaier, Christoph Langer - present
  • SouJava - Bruno Souza - present
  • Tomitribe - David Blevins, Amelia Eiras - present
  • Twitter - Tony Printezis - present

Total Attendance: 17 of 18 voting members

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


There are no 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 are no changes in voting privileges as a result of this meeting.

Personnel Changes

Alan Hayward is the new alternate for ARM.

EC Stats

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

EC Elections / JCP Membership Renewals

Heather presented an update on the schedule and details of the upcoming EC Elections including our annual JCP Membership renewals (see the presentation for details).

Java in Education in China

Alibaba presented on their efforts around Java in Education in China (see the presentation for details).

Java in Education

Heather reviewed the summary of discussions in the Java in Education. We reviewed that EC Members can use the social media template to promote the importance and need for Java developers, and to spread the word about Java in Education for JUG leaders. We will be working on materials (videos) for JUG leaders focused on how developers are utilizing Java in industry, to be published on the GitHub wiki. We have updated the two presentations available on the wiki for the latest Java SE 17 release and included both the slide materials and abstracts for both presentations.

Other Business

Heather reviewed the proposed dates for JCP EC Meetings in 2022. We will plan to meet virtual through 2022. Heather will update the JCP Calendar.

JCP Annual Awards will be presented at the annual JCP social gathering later this afternoon, following the EC Meeting.

Next Meeting

  • December 14, 2021; 8 AM – 10 AM PST (second hour is public)