Governing Board Minutes: 2013/1/24
The OpenJDK Governing Board met via conference call on Thursday, 24 January 2013 at 16:00 UTC with the following agenda:
- Scorecard priorities and activities
- Infrastructure plan
- Any other business
Five Board members were present: Georges Saab, John Duimovich, Doug Lea, Andrew Haley, and Mark Reinhold.
One Observer was present: Mike Milinkovich.
The intent of these minutes is to capture the conversational flow of the Board’s discussion and also to record decisions. If you are interested only in the latter then search for the word “AGREED” throughout the text.
1. Scorecard priorities and activities
Mark provided a brief review of the logistics for the FOSDEM Governing Board Q&A session saying that he expected it to be similar to the one at JavaOne 2012. Andrew, Georges, Mark, and Doug (via Skype) confirmed their attendance. Mark guessed that the scorecard will be a prominent topic. John suggested that there be an impromptu survey asking those present whether they’d filled it out.
The Board discussed how frequently the Community should be asked to evaluate itself using the OpenJDK Scorecard. Evaluation in time to present new results at FOSDEM was considered, but the Board decided to continue evaluation on an annual basis as originally planned.
In an earlier e-mail exchange, John pointed out that meeting minutes were not being posted to the Board’s web page in a timely fashion. Mark said that the entire backlog (ten meetings, from June 2011 – December 2012) will be sent to the Board for review early the following week. Since the total amount of text was rather large, he proposed a review period will be two weeks rather than one. After the review period, the minutes will be posted. Andrew indicated that he wanted to see the minutes before FOSDEM to jog his memory regarding the various Board activities over the past year. Mark assured him that would be possible.
2. Infrastructure plan
Georges said that the open JIRA system is still moving through the Oracle-internal approval process but anticipated clearance for publication by the end of June 2013. Various Board members reiterated concerns and unhappiness around how long it is taking to get an open bug system.
3. Any other business
After a short discussion about availability, the next meeting was scheduled for 14 February.
At this point the Board adjourned.