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JCP EC minutes (public): February 23 2010

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
for 23 February 2010

version 0.2: March 24, 2010


February 23 , 2010




(PMO presentation)

  • Roll call
  • Agenda review
  • Minutes of previous meeting (to be approved by email)
  • Special election results
  • Welcome and introduction to new member (CableLabs)
  • Personnel changes
  • Steve Harris and Jeet Kaul (7:15 am to 8:00 am)
  • EC stats
  • Special election to fill seat vacated by Sun
  • Werner Keil: next steps on JSR 275
  • Dates and locations for 2010 meetings
  • Follow-up on inactive JSRs


  • Patrick Curran, Heather Vancura, Max Lanfranconi
  • Aplix –  John Rizzo – present
  • AT&T – not present
  • CableLabs – Jon Courtney – present
  • IBM – Steve Wolfe – present
  • Nokia – Erkki Rysa– present
  • Oracle – Calinel Pasteanu, Roger Riggs – present
  • Orange France – Cuihtlauac Alvarado – present
  • RIM – not present
  • Samsung – not present
  • Sean Sheedy – present
  • Siemens – Marquart Franz – present
  • SK Telecom – not present
  • Sony Ericsson – not present
  • T-Mobile – Gero Schultz – present
  • Time Warner Cable – not present
  • Vodafone – Edin Bektesevic – present

Total attendance: 10

  • Apache – Geir Magnusson – present
  • Eclipse – Mike Milinkovich present
  • Ericsson – Jens Jensen – present
  • Fujitsu – Mike DeNicola – present
  • Google – Josh Bloch, Bob Lee – present
  • HP – Scott Jameson present
  • IBM – Mark Thomas – present
  • Intel – Wayne Carr – present
  • Werner Keil – present
  • Doug Lea – present
  • Oracle – Don Deutsch, Danny Coward – present
  • Tim Peierls – present
  • RedHat – not present
  • SAP – Michael Bechauf – present
  • VMware – not present

Total attendance: 13

Since 75% of the ME EC was not present, that EC was not quorate for this meeting
Since 75% of the SE/EE EC was present, that EC was quorate for this meeting


Minutes of previous meetings

As agreed in the January meeting, minutes of previous meetings will now be approved by email in order to ensure that all members have the opportunity to comment.

Special Election results/Welcome and introduction to new member

Patrick reported the results of the special election for the Java ME EC (see the PMO presentation), and congratulated CableLabs as the winner. Jon Courtney then introduced himself, explaining that he has been involved in the JCP for many years, and that he looks forward to representing CableLabs and to introducing a "TV perspective" to the organization.

Personnel changes

Patrick reported that in addition to CableLabs' joining the ME EC, Sun Microsystems has resigned their SE/EE seat as required by the Process Document. Danny Coward is now an additional alternate for
Oracle on the SE/EE EC, while the affiliations of Calinel Pasteanu and Roger Riggs on the ME EC are changed from Sun to Oracle.

Steve Harris and Jeet Kaul discussion

The EC went into private session for a discussion with Steve Harris and Jeet Kaul on the approach that Oracle intends to take to the JCP.

EC statistics

Due to lack of time the EC stats presentation was not discussed, merely inserted into the record.

Special election to fill seat vacated by Sun

Patrick reported that a special election will need to be held as a consequence of Sun's resignation. Since Oracle "inherits" Sun's permanent seat the replacement will be to fill Oracle's ratified seat for the remainder of the term (until 2012.) Oracle will make the nomination, but requests EC members to suggest suitable candidates. The PMO proposed holding the election early in April. Members briefly discussed this proposal, and since it falls within the 60 day limit prescribed by the Process Document, they agreed to the proposal.

Shortly after the meeting the PMO provided the following detailed schedule:

  • 22 March: choose nominee
  • 22-29 March: nominee prepares election statements
  • 31 March-5 April: online ballot is prepared and tested
  • 6-19 April : Ratification ballot
  • 27 April: elected member joins the EC

Werner Keil: next steps on JSR 275

Werner provided an update on JSR 275, outlining some of the changes the Expert Group plans to include in their Public Draft Specification Reconsideration Ballot. Patrick suggested that he provide a written summary of changes with the materials submitted to the PMO.

Dates and locations for 2010 meetings

Members reviewed the proposed changes to the 2010 meeting schedule outlined in the PMO presentation. The changes in dates were approved, but it was agreed to poll members by email to determine their preferences for the locations of the two face-to-face meetings. [Note: the poll has been completed, and the locations have been decided. See the calendar for details.]

Follow-up on inactive JSRs

Due to lack of time this topic was postponed to a future meeting.