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JCP EC minutes (public): August, 2011

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
for 10 August 2011

version 0.1: Sept, 11 2011


August 10 , 2011




(PMO Presentation)


  • Patrick Curran, Heather Vancura
  • Stefano Andreani – not present
  • Aplix – John Rizzo – present
  • AT&T – not present
  • CableLabs – not present
  • IBM – Mark Rogalski – present
  • Nokia – Erkki Rysa – present
  • Oracle – Calinel Pasteanu, Roger Riggs – present
  • RIM Chris Wood – present
  • Samsung – not present
  • Sean Sheedy – not present
  • Siemens Christoph Kuhmuench – present
  • SK Telecom – not present
  • T-Mobile Radomír Věncek – present
  • Alex Terrazas – not present
  • TOTVS – Aguinaldo Boquimpani – present
  • Vodafone – Edin Bestevicpresent

Total attendance: 9

  • Credit Suisse – Victor Grazi present
  • Eclipse – not present
  • Ericsson –Magnus Lönnroth– present
  • Fujitsu – Mike DeNicola – present
  • Goldman Sachs – Scot Baldry – present
  • Google – Josh Bloch - present
  • HP – Scott Jameson – present
  • IBM – Steve Wolfe – present
  • Intel – Steven Chin – present
  • Werner Keil – present
  • London Java Community – Ben Evans – present
  • Oracle – Don Deutsch, Eduardo Gutentag – present
  • RedHat – Scott Stark – present
  • SAP – Steve Winkler - present
  • SouJava – Bruno Souza – present
  • VMWare – not present

Total attendance: 14

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


Personnel changes

Patrick reported that Susanne Cech Previtali will replace Roger Weber as the primary representative for Credit Suisse and that Victor Grazi will be her alternate.

EC stats

Patrick presented the usual EC stats.

Update on JavaOne plans

Heather Vancura provided an update on the PMO's plans for JavaOne. See the PMO Presentation for details.

JSR 348 Public Review preparation

Patrick presented an overview of JSR 348 (see presentation.)

Eduardo Gutentag led a discussion on the new Standing Rules, focusing on the distinction between agenda items that are for discussion and items that are for action. Members considered whether items that had not been announced in advance should be discussed in EC meetings. Edin Bestevic stated that it was important that agendas be published in advance. Scott Jameson argued that there is no need to be too strict with the meeting rules since votes taken during EC meetings are only advisory. He agreed that advance notice would be useful, but argued for flexibility. Mike DeNicola and Ben Evans agreed.

Members then discussed the Maintenance Release process, and reached a consensus that if appropriately handled, the Issue Tracker, when combined with "voting with comments" could replace the Item Exception ballot.

These and other suggestions were later incorporated into the draft documents.