Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Total attendance: 20 of 25 voting members
|Since 75% of the EC's 25 voting members were present, the EC was quorate for this meeting|
Patrick expressed his disappointment that so many of the established EC members did not attend this meeting to welcome the new members. He hoped that this would not set a bad example for the new members.
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):
Twitter attended both this and the previous meeting, and have therefore regained their voting privileges. There are no other changes in voting status as a result of this meeting.
Patrick welcomed the new members and asked them to introduce themselves.
Maulin Patel explained that due to Freescale's strong interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) they hoped to influence Java's strategy in this direction and to collaborate with other interested JCP members.
Badr Elhouari introduced himself as a leader of the Morocco Java User Group and the JMaghreb conference. He said that he wants to promote the JCP in the Middle East, the Arab world, and in Africa.
Greg Luck explained that Software AG is Europe's 2nd largest software company (after SAP) and that they have hundreds of Java-based products. They hope to bring the perspective of Java users to the EC. Prasad Yendluri said that he has served on several JCP Expert Groups, and that he is a member of the OSGI and DMTF boards.
Leonardo Lima said that V2COM is one of the largest machine to machine (M2M) providers in Brazil and Latin America, and that all of their software is written in Java.
Patrick noted that the election has made the EC more diverse, adding another Java consumer, another JUG, two members with interests in the IoT/M2M space, and one that will extend the JCP's influence in the Middle East and North Africa.
We reviewed the Action Item tracking file.
Heather presented the usual EC stats, noting the good turnout for the two ballots.
We reviewed the election results. Patrick noted the relatively large number of no votes and abstentions, and suggested that the ratified members with the fewest yes votes should work to raise their global profile.
(See the PMO presentation for details.)
Patrick confirmed that the organizers of the Oracle User Group Summit had agreed to release a room for us on the Thursday afternoon of their meeting (January 23) and that the room is also available all day Friday. We can therefore hold our EC meeting on Thursday afternoon and Friday, We agreed to this option. Patrick agreed to extend the deadine for feedback on the proposed teleconference dates (are there any clashes with public holidays or significant standards-related events?) for another week (see AI October 2013-01).
Heather reported that the Working Group had met several times since the last EC meeting, and that it was continuing to focus on the various proposals for Affiliate member voting rights. She said that the group had narrowed down the number of options to four (see slide 10 of the presentation) and asked members to review these offline. She reported that after bringing the new EC members up to speed the Working Group would meet again in two weeks on a different schedule. (An invitation for that meeting has since been issued.)
Patrick reported that the group had finalized the IP Flow document. He asked members to review this, and - where appropriate - to obtain feedback from their lawyers. An Action Item (November 2013-01) has been opened to track this.
We then adjourned and reconvened for the second hour as a public EC meeting.