version 0.2: December 5 2012
November 20, 2012
Total attendance: 22 of 24 voting members
|Since 75% of the EC's 24 voting members were present, the EC was quorate for 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):
There were no changes in status as a result of this meeting.
Patrick reported EC personnel changes (see the PMO Presentation for details.) He welcomed the two new EC members: Cinterion and CloudBees. Thomas Lampart and Steve Harris introduced themselves.
Patrick presented the usual EC stats.
Patrick reported the results of the recent JCP election (see the PMO Presentation for details.)
Patrick promised to follow up by email on the dates, locations, and times of 2013 EC meetings.
Steve Wolfe presented a proposal for an alternative to the current essential patent grants and for standardized licensing terms (see the presentation.) Scott Jameson responded that the proposed alternative essential patent grants would not make things easier for HP since they would still want to carry out a full search for relevant patents due to the vagueness of the term "known." Don Deutsch agreed to inform the EG whether whether Oracle was open to standard licensing in the JSPA. There was no time for further discussion, and we agreed to follow up at a future meeting.
NOTE: a recording of this meeting is available at /aboutJava/communityprocess/media/Public-EC-Meeting-Nov-2012.mp3.
Patrick discussed the recent election results and the progress of the EC merge. He then presented a status report on JSR 358 (see the Public PMO Presentation for details on both of these topics.)
Heather Vancura presented a JCP 2.8 status update and explained that the PMO would soon roll out a community audit program whereby JCP members could help the PMO to monitor the extent to which Expert Groups are complying with the transparency requirements of JCP 2.8