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JCP EC Meeting Minutes: December 12, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
for December 12, 2023


December 12, 2023




  • PMO Presentation
  • Personnel Changes, EC Election Results
  • EC Stats, JSR 397, Java 22 Spec Lead Updates
  • JCP 25 Year Anniversary
  • Java in Education Updates
  • 2024 Calendar and Planning
  • Adjourn to Public Meeting - Public EC Meeting Agenda


Tuesday, December 12, 2023
  • Heather VanCura

Executive Committee

  • Services - Volker Simonis - present
  • Alibaba - Sanhong Li - present
  • ARM - Stuart Monteith, Shiyou Huang - present
  • Azul Systems - Simon Ritter - present
  • BellSoft - Aleksei Voitylov - present
  • BNY Mellon - Rodrigo Granciano, Chandra Guntur, Shirisha Pratha - present
  • Eclipse Foundation - Ivar Grimstad - present
  • Ken Fogel - present
  • Fujitsu - Kenji Kazumura - present
  • IBM - Tim Ellison, Gireesh Punathil, Mark Stoodley - present
  • Intel - Steve Dohrmann - present
  • Japan JUG - Shin Tanimoto - present
  • JetBrains - Mala Gupta - present
  • Microsoft - Brian Stafford - present
  • MicroDoc - Christian Kuka - present
  • Oracle - Luke Kowalski - present
  • SAP SE - Martin Doerr, Goetz Lindenmaier - present
  • SouJava - Rafael del Nero - present

Total Attendance: 18 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.

Personnel Changes / EC Elections

The following EC personnel changes were reported: new IBM additional alternate representative, Mark Stoodley, and new Arm alternate, Shiyou Huang, replacing Alan Hayward.

Heather reviewed the results of the 2023 JCP EC Elections. She thanked Miro Wengner for his service on the JCP EC for his term, and welcomed new Associate JCP EC Member, Japan Java User Group (JJUG), represented by Shin Tanimoto and Maaya Ishida.

EC Stats

Heather presented the usual EC stats (see the presentation for details) and noted two upcoming ballots. Iris Clark presented JSR 397, Java SE 22 updates.

JCP 25 Year Anniversary

Heather shared plans for the upcoming 25th anniversary of the JCP, including a new Duke personality and badge icon, online banners for EC Members to use and the page to order kits for Java User Group members (see the presentation for details). Heather reported that there will be an in person event at the Computer History Museum on January 25, 2024 and the JCP Annual Awards are to be presented at the event.

Java in Education

Heather reviewed the summary of discussions in the Java in Education. We reviewed some of the newly updated materials and resources on how Java is being used in industry published on the GitHub wiki, such as the addition of workshop material on using Java for AI/Machine Learning using JSR 381, Visual Recognition Specification, and two examples of 'Day in the Life presentations' by IBM and Oracle. 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 - the next meeting is on January 23. Join the list for more details.

Other Business - Logistics and 2024 Calendar

Heather reviewed the 2024 calendar and poll for our face to face meeting locations in 2024 (EC Members to complete the Doddle poll for Spring 2024 location choice of Atlanta hosted by Azul or Munich hosted by MicroDoc). We will meet in Seattle in Fall 2024, hosted by Amazon. Tentative hosts for our 2025 face to face meetings are Microsoft in the Bay Area and Arm in Cambridge.

We then adjourned for the Public JCP EC Meeting.

Next Meeting

  • February 13, 2024 8 AM - 10 AM Pacific Time (virtual / teleconference)