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JCP EC Meeting Minutes: April 12, 2022

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
for April 12, 2022


April 12, 2022





Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • Heather VanCura

Executive Committee

  • Services – Volker Simonis - present
  • Alibaba - Sanhong Li - present
  • ARM - Alan Hayward - present
  • Azul Systems – Simon Ritter - present
  • BellSoft - not present
  • BNY Mellon - Nikhil Nanivadekar, Don Raab, Sirisha Pratha - present
  • Eclipse Foundation - Paul Buck, Ivar Grimstad - present
  • Ken Fogel - present
  • Fujitsu - Kenji Kazumura - present
  • IBM - Tim Ellison, Gireesh Punathl - present
  • Intel - Sandhya Viswanathan - present
  • JetBrains - Mala Gupta - present
  • London Java Community - not present
  • MicroDoc - Bruno Caballero, Christian Kuka - present
  • Oracle - Anish Karmarkar, Luke Kowalski - present
  • SAP SE - Martin Doerr, Gotz Lindenmaier - present
  • SouJava - Otavio Santana - present
  • Miro Wengner - present

Total Attendance: 16 of 18 voting members

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


London Java Community lost their voting privileges 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.

London Java Community lost their voting privileges as a result of non-attendance at this meeting.

Personnel Changes

Luke Kowalski is now the primary representative for Oracle; Don Deutsch is retiring and we thank him for his many years of service and contributions to the JCP program.

EC Stats

Heather presented the usual EC stats (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. Several brief videos for JUG leaders focused on how developers are utilizing Java in industry, are now published on the GitHub wiki. Volunteers can contact Heather to participate.

Alibaba completed their Mandarin translations of Alice Project materials. Heather and Melanie Lam, Director of the Alice Project, held an Alice workshop for students in the Bay Area in March (see the presentation for details).

JavaOne Updates

Sharat Chander with the Oracle Java Product Management team, shared some details on the upcoming return of the JavaOne Conference, October 16-20 in Las Vegas Nevada. Heather provided some potential dates for an informal EC Member gathering on Saturday, October 15 (doodle poll to follow) and the annual JCP social event on Monday evening, October 17 (see the presentation for details).

Next Meeting

  • June 14, 2022; 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM PDT (second hour is public)