2013 Governing Board Election
The OpenJDK Governing Board oversees the structure and operation of the OpenJDK Community. It has two At-Large Members who serve for a term of one calendar year, nominally starting on the first day of April each year.
Nominations for the 2013 term were due by 20:00 UTC on Monday, 25 March 2013.
During this time any OpenJDK Member could nominate an individual who did not currently hold an appointed Governing Board seat to fill one of the At-Large seats. That individual need not already have been an OpenJDK Member. An OpenJDK Member could make more than one such nomination.
Two individuals were nominated, and each accepted his nomination. The candidates' own statements were as follows:
- Andrew Haley, Red Hat
Last year I wrote, in part:
My role is to stand up for freedom and to steer the GB towards helping people who crank out code to get their job done. In its first year the GB has mostly done the Right Thing, and in particular I'd point to the Reference Implementation of JDK 7 being entirely GPL'd. We need more of that spirit of openness and freedom, and I want to keep the GB moving in that direction.
This is still my goal. A Governing Board meeting is something like an armed truce, with interests sometimes conflicting but mostly a spirit of just wanting to get things done. As you might expect, there are tensions between the corporate goals of our employers, but in the main our discussions are about ways in which we can cut through all of that. Mostly I have been co-operative and friendly, but occasionally I've had to let the Board know that there is a problem and administer a smack-down. In particular, the logjam caused by the failure to open the Java bug database must be cleared.
The OpenJDK landscape looks different this year. Oracle's complete grip on OpenJDK is slowly loosening. They're still the dominant player and perhaps always will be, but things are more level than they were. I'd like your continued support as I push the Governing Board to do the Right Thing.
- Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego
I hope to continue my role as an advocate for continuing improvements in OpenJDK processes and mechanisms, especially as they impact the academic, research, and individual contributor communities.
There were two candidates for two open seats, so per the OpenJDK Community Bylaws this was a ratification election: Each nominee needed to be approved by a Simple Majority of those Members who voted.
The final tallies were:
and so both candidates were ratified.
Who could vote?
Anyone who was an OpenJDK Member at the start of the voting period:
Peter von der Ahe, Luis Miguel Alventosa, Artem Ananiev, Poonam Bajaj, Alan Bateman, Tim Bell, Deepak Bhole, Josh Bloch, Dave Bristor, Andrew Brygin, Martin Buchholz, Alex Buckley, Dmitry Cherepanov, Brent Christian, Mandy Chung, Maurizio Cimadamore, Iris Clark, Sean Coffey, John Coomes, Joe Darcy, Daniel D. Daugherty, Laurent Daynes, Jean-Francois Denise, Dave Dice, Jeff Dinkins, Andrei Dmitriev, Clemens Eisserer, Xue-Lei Andrew Fan, Michael Fang, Doug Felt, Robert Field, Denis Fokin, Daniel Fuchs, Neal Gafter, Jonathan Gibbons, Jennifer Godinez, Jim Graham, Andrew Haley, Thomas Hawtin, Chris Hegarty, David Holmes, Jim Holmlund, Yong Jeffrey Huang, Andrew John Hughes, Tomas Hurka, Xiomara Jayasena, Shanliang Jiang, Yves Joan, Yuka Kamiya, David Katleman, Roman Kennke, Peter B. Kessler, Karen Kinnear, Kirill Kirichenko, Vladimir Kozlov, Doug Lea, Sandra Lions-Piron, Steven Loomis, Omair Majid, Sergey Malenkov, Tom Marble, Jon Masamitsu, Keith McGuigan, Michael McMahon, James Melvin, Alex Menkov, Sean Mullan, Igor Nekrestyanov, Yuri Nesterenko, Jeff Nisewanger, Kelly O'Hair, Masayoshi Okutsu, Valerie Peng, Anthony Petrov, Coleen Phillimore, Chris Phillips, Leonid Popov, Pavel Porvatov, Alexander Potochkin, Jasper Potts, Antonios Printezis, Yumin Qi, Phil Race, Y. Srinivas Ramakrishna, Paul Rank, Chuck Rasbold, Mark Reinhold, Tom Rodriguez, John R Rose, Vinnie Ryan, Vita Santrucek, Naoto Sato, Xueming Shen, Serguei Spitsyn, Kumar Srinivasan, Andreas Sterbenz, Anton Tarasov, Dalibor Topic, Mario Torre, Alexey Ushakov, Alexey Utkin, Swamy Venkataramanappa, Igor Veresov, Konstantin Voloshin, Kevin Walls, Max Weijun Wang, Bradford Wetmore, Hiroshi Yamauchi, and Peter Zhelezniakov.