OpenJDK Governing Board Minutes: 2021/12/02

The OpenJDK Governing Board met via conference call on Thursday, 2 December 2021 at 16:00 UTC with the following agenda:

  1. < please send agenda items >
  2. Any other business

Three Board members were present: Georges Saab, Andrew Haley, and Mark Reinhold.

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.

0. Agenda?

Georges started the meeting by declaring it quorate then solicited for agenda items. When none were offered, a brief discussion ensued regarding whether this meeting could be considered the requisite Board meeting for the quarter. Georges observed that while the Bylaws required a quarterly meeting, it did not specify a minimum number of agenda items.

Andrew thought that while OpenJDK may not be perfect, there were many productive Projects with participants from multiple organizations. His impression was that things were getting better. Georges agreed.

There was a short discussion about the release of JDK 17. Georges was pleased to see adoption of newer JDK versions and excitement around JDK 17. Andrew expected that sooner or later there would be more discussion about migration away from JDK 8, partially for performance reasons. He also observed that IntelliJ and Maven seemed to now be more agile. Andrew anticipated that Loom and Panama would be very compelling.

In closing, Georges thanked everyone for their attendance and wished everyone a good holiday.

At this point, the Board adjourned.