One more strike and you're gone!

Samsung, AT&T and SK Telecom haven’t been taking their EC membership seriously…


Members of the Executive Committee still haven’t been attending the JSR meetings, this means they lose the right to vote and a revoke of membership could occur.

Earlier this month we discussed the reformation of the Java
Community Process (JCP), where chairman, Patrick Curran, was in
charge of improving the transparency and agility of the JCP.
Following that article it has now come to light that AT&T,
Samsung and SK Telecom have all lost their Executive Committee
voting rights for not fulfilling their obligations as members.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Perhaps they didn’t get the memo.

JSR 348 was the first in a series of reforms which introduced
important changes in regards to how the Expert Groups (EG) and
Executive Committees (EC) conducted their business in public by
using as the main infrastructure. The more salient part of
JSR 348 was the requirement to improve communication as well
as the requirement for Executive Committee Members to attend at
least one JSR meeting with full documentation for said
meeting. Failure to do so would invoke penalties; this seemed
like a great idea of how to increase participation with the JSR
decision making procedure

So, if you miss two consecutive meetings, you lose your voting
rights (along with your right to make or second a motion). If you
miss five consecutive meetings, or if you miss 2/3 of all the
meetings that take place in any 12-month period (EC meetings
typically occur on a monthly basis), you are booted off the
Executive Committee entirely (regardless of how major you are in
the marketplace, or how famous you may be as an individual). To
regain your privileges before you’re asked to leave the EC, the
member then has to attend two consecutive upcoming meetings. We
wonder whether or not AT&T, Samsung and SK Telecom will attend
the next meetings…

If these companies want to regain their voice and voting rights
they’ll have to start taking the EC membership seriously, let’s
hope that they do. JCP members voted AT&T, Samsung and SK
Telecom into the EC seats for a reason…they obviously have some
potential to be fitting members especially as there are so many
other individuals/groups who would kill to be in their

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