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JCP EC Meeting Minutes: June 13, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
for June 13, 2023


June 13, 2023





Tuesday, June 13, 2023
  • Heather VanCura

Executive Committee

  • Services - Volker Simonis - present
  • Alibaba - Sanhong Li - present
  • ARM - Stuart Monteith - present
  • Azul Systems – Simon Ritter - present
  • BellSoft - Alexander Belokrylov - present
  • BNY Mellon - Chandra Guntur, Sirisha Pratha - present
  • Eclipse Foundation - Ivar Grimstad - 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 - present
  • MicroDoc - Bruno Caballero - present
  • Oracle - Luke Kowalski, Georges Saab - present
  • SAP SE - Goetz Linkenmaier - present
  • SouJava - not present
  • Miro Wengner - 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 (Miro is excused).

Personnel Changes/EC Elections

New Oracle EC alternate representative, Georges Saab replaces Calinel Pasteanu. Heather shared details for the upcoming 2023 JCP EC Elections (see the presentation for details).

EC Stats

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

Iris Clark presented on the Java SE Platform JSR Updates. She reviewed the contents of JSR 396, Java SE 21, scheduled for the ballot in August 2023, and the preliminary plans for JSR 397, Java SE 22 (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. 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. We will present a Machine/AI Workshop based on JSR 381, Visual Recognition Specification, for students and faculty, in our next discussion on July 18.

Heather Stephens joined the Oracle Java Platform Group in 2022 to focus on Java in Education. She presented on introduction to herself and an overview of some of her learnings from the Educational community (see the presentation for details).

Other Business – September EC Meeting and 2023 Calendar

Heather reviewed the plans for our 2023 face to face meeting in New York City and follow up on the link to information provided by our host, BNY Mellon, scheduled for September 14, as well as some preliminary information on the ancillary events such as the combined Java User Group meeting on September 13, and our remaining meeting dates for 2023. We will celebrate the 25 Year Anniversary of the JCP and present the 2023 JCP Awards at the JUG event (nominations now open). She also reminded EC Members that the EC Meeting is mandatory, but the ancillary events are optional.

Public EC Meeting

Adjourned to join the Public EC Meeting. Joe Darcy presented on how to effectively and collaboratively contribute to OpenJDK.

Next Meeting

  • August 8, 2023 8 AM - 10 AM Pacific Time (Teleconference)