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JCP EC Meeting Minutes: February 14, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
for February 14, 2023


February 14, 2023





Tuesday, February 14, 2023
  • Heather VanCura

Executive Committee

  • Services – Volker Simonis - present
  • Alibaba - Sanhong Li - present
  • ARM - Stuart Monteith - present
  • Azul Systems – Simon Ritter - present
  • BellSoft - Aleksei Voitylov - present
  • BNY Mellon - Chandra Guntur, Sirisha Pratha - present
  • Eclipse Foundation - Paul Buck - present
  • Ken Fogel - present
  • Fujitsu - Kenji Kazumura - present
  • IBM - Tim Ellison, Gireesh Punathil - present
  • Intel - Steve Dohrmann - present
  • JetBrains - Mala Gupta - present
  • Microsoft - Bruno Borges, Martijn Verburg - present
  • MicroDoc - Bruno Caballero - present
  • Oracle - Luke Kowalski - present
  • SAP SE - Christoph Langer - present
  • SouJava - Rafael del Nero, Bruno Souza - present
  • Miro Wengner - not 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.


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 / EC Elections

There were no personnel changes to report.

EC Stats

Heather presented the usual EC stats (see the presentation for details). Iris Clark reviewed the contents of JSR 395, Java SE 20, scheduled for the ballot.

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. There are several resources on how Java is being used in industry published on the GitHub wiki.

Heather leads a monthly discussion with Java User Group (JUG) leaders to discuss the workshops they are organizing in their local communities and provide guidance and best practices; the next discussion is March 14. We are currently working on activities and a Machine/AI Workshop based on JSR 381, Visual Recognition Specification, for students and faculty in Singapore.

Project Amber Updates

Brian Goetz presented updates on Paving the Onramp proposals (see the presentation for details). In addition to this proposal, we discussed that it would be useful to have guidelines for curriculum being used to teach secondary students. There are programs primarily for university students via Oracle Academy, and for professionals from Oracle University, but there is a need to provide guidelines and open-source curriculum for faculty teaching Java to secondary students. Heather will follow up with Ken Fogel to discuss development of a further plan to survey how schools are teaching Java currently, and also work on this with the Java in Education group to develop such materials, alongside a community of educators. Mala noted that it is currently easier to learn new features in the IntelliJ IDE. Ken noted that VS Code is often used in schools since it is often difficult to install programs on school machines. It was also discussed that there is improvement needed on finding documentation for current Java versions – will follow up on status of the effort to make this easier in a future meeting.

Other Business – April EC Meeting and 2023 Calendar

Heather reviewed the plans for our 2023 face to face meeting, scheduled for April 12 in Singapore, hosted by Alibaba, as well as the ancillary events and our remaining meeting dates for 2023. She also reminded EC Members to complete the poll for the April events, noting that the EC Meeting is mandatory, but the ancillary events and dinner following the EC Meeting are optional.

Next Meeting

  • April 12, 2023 9 AM - 4 PM in Singapore (face to face only) hosted by Alibaba