version 0.2: August 8, 2012
July 31, 2012
Total attendance: 12 (11 voting members)
Total attendance: 13 (13 voting members)
|Since 75% of the ME EC's 12 voting members were present,
that EC was quorate for this meeting
Since 75% of the SE/EE EC's 16 voting members were present, that EC was quorate for this meeting
Since neither Samsung nor SK Telecom were present at this meeting, and since they had previously missed six meetings since the Standing Rules went into effect, they became subject to the "two-thirds rule" (missing two-thirds of the meetings in a twelve-month period) and thereby forfeited their seats on the ME EC. Effective immediately after the meeting these companies are no longer members of the ME EC.
Mike DeNicola noted that the purpose of the Standing Rules attendance policies is simply to encourage participation, and to ensure that a quorum can be reached even when some members are consistently absent.
Patrick reported that Oracle will probably leave both of these ratified seats open until the 2013 election.
Patrick reported changes in EC representation. See the PMO presentation for details.
Heather Vancura presented the usual EC stats.
Patrick reported version 2.1 of the Standing Rules is now in effect. See the PMO presentation for details.
Patrick encouraged members to vote in the Final Approval Ballot for JSR 355 (the EC merge,) which begins today. He reminded members of the implementation plan for this JSR. See the PMO presentation for details.
Heather Vancura reminded EC members of the process for nominating and voting on the annual awards. See the PMO presentation for details.
Patrick and Radmir Vencek discussed the arrangements for the Prague face-to-face meeting. Patrick promised to circulate logistical information after the meeting.
Members then went into session as the JSR 358 Expert Group.
We briefly discussed difficulty of scheduling meetings at a time that is convenient for all members. Patrick apologized in advance for the likelihood that we will choose a meeting time that does not work for the Nokia members in China, pointing out that meetings in the mid- to late-morning California time are convenient for all but the Chinese members. He promised to work out a mechanism to allow the Chinese members to participate (perhaps by holding occasional extra meetings at 7:00 am California time.) See the JSR 358 summary presentation for more information on this and the other procedural matters discussed during this session.
[After the meeting Patrick realized that open-ended discussions on the EC mailing list would be inefficient, and instead proposed a process whereby Doodle polls are used to ask members whether they wish to move forward with a particular proposal, to which standardized responses (yes, no, need time to consult internally, need further Expert Group discussion) can be provided. This process is now in trial.]
The meeting then adjourned.