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Re: [] Fwd: [] Jakarta EE Working Group - 2020 Committee Elections - Announcing the Candidates


I am happy, that except for the Marketing Committee there is at least one, in many cases more than one candidate. Also that unlike previous years (where Ivar and I were the only two committer candidates in all the committees) we have several, most of them Jakarta EE Ambassadors running for the election.

I understand, that the Marketing committee may not be for everyone. We spoke to a few Ambassadors and at least one was interested in running, but it seems joining Eclipse Foundation and/or the WG in time wasn't so easy. Otavio could have run in the Marketing Committee, but given his contributions and activities I also think he knows, why he did in the Steering Committee instead because with SouJava he spent time in the JCP EC which is closer to one of the two "technical/organizational" committees than the Marketing Committee.

Hope next time, there could be even a few more candidates including that seat, I don't think there is a special election later in the year, because when Ivar was replaced by Arjan that was because his role for Eclipse Foundation had changed, but that does not seem the case for a missing candidate.


On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 9:58 PM Tanja Obradovic <tanja.obradovic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Enjoy your weekend all and stay safe!


On 2020-05-01 3:39 p.m., Amelia Eiras wrote:
Thank you Tanja. 

Most appreciative for that follow up to come directly to this forum and further I request that the topic to be extended to the private calls in the Steering Committee too. 
Some of the feedback includes what this project recognizes as valuable contributions moving the ecosystem forward. How we chose to write this part of the Charter and solely focus on code has been and continues to a concern. I have explicitly stated that to the WG via private channels while stuff was being worked out.  Today, I am making it public as it might likely require the adjustment of the WG Charter for the Jakarta project, not adjusted since its introduction +2yrs. 

Cheers with tea, 

On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 12:13 PM Tanja Obradovic <tanja.obradovic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello Amelia, All!

Thanks for your input and view point. I will raise your email and concerns with the Marketing Committee for their review and consideration.



On 2020-05-01 1:42 p.m., Amelia Eiras wrote:
Happy Friday Tanja, Sharon and Jakartees, 

Thank you for sharing the names of the aspiring 2020 Jakarta EE Candidates. 

This is the 2nd year in a row that the Marketing Cmtee seat under the Committers class gets no Jakartees. 
Based on the conversations I have been having about this project's nominations & navigating it while trying to clarify Q&A being asked, I think we need to consider bringing "softer- entry" for the marketing Cmtee seat Nominations. 

  1. Today, Jakarta EE as a project doesn't recognize none-code contributions as something that will convert that she/he into a Committer for the project
  2. The marketing Cmtee operates in a vacuum making almost impossible for anyone watching to know what the committee's responsibilities actually are. This is changing as some Partners are choosing to collaborate via open forums, but it is not the dynamics or chosen standard.
Either, the Jakarta WG project adjust its way to work together to bring much more visibility on WHY/HOW/WHAT is becoming the truth for the project via:
  • Mktg having its own REPO that welcomes anyone to submit tickets on anything Jakarta not related to code
  • acknowledging that Contributors helping on branding activities such a designs, blogs, translations, are likely to be nominated as a Committees
  • do we stay still while seats remain empty and do nothing to rectify the situation based on actual feedback, 

On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 9:23 AM Tanja Obradovic <tanja.obradovic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello Jakarta EE Community and Happy Friday!

First - thank you for your nominations.

We are now approaching the elections time. See Sharon's email below and those eligible to vote, be ready for it!

I will also invite you all to review bios of all the candidates and get familiar with them and their work on Jakarta EE.

Best Regards,


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [] Jakarta EE Working Group - 2020 Committee Elections - Announcing the Candidates
Date: Fri, 1 May 2020 12:07:23 -0400
From: Sharon Corbett <sharon.corbett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: Jakarta EE Working Group <>


It’s official!  Jakarta EE participant and committer members will soon have important choices to make as the end of the nomination phase confirms elections will be held this year to fill the Participant and Committer Member seats for the Jakarta EE Committees.  

This email communication introduces the standing candidates and provides an overview of how the election process will work:

Standing Candidates: 

We are extremely pleased and excited to announce the candidates listed below. Please note each candidate name contains a link to their biography. We encourage you to read about these candidates. And thank you to all candidates for your interest to participate.  


Participant Member Candidates

Committer Member Candidates

Steering Committee

Martijn Verburg (London Java Group), Jeff Zhang (Kingdee Apusic)

Otavio Santana, Arjan Tijms

Specification Committee

Marcelo Ancelmo (London Java Group), Patrick Huang (Kingdee Apusic)

Werner Keil 

Marketing and Brand Committee

Wei Yong Sen (Kindgee Apusic


* Note:  Wei Yong Sen (Marketing and Brand Committee) and Werner Keil (Specification Committee) will be acclaimed to the roles as we do not hold elections when there is only one nominee.  

Ballot Distribution: You will receive a ballot if:

a) you are the company representative for a Participant member company. As a reminder, the current Participant members are listed here

b) you are a Jakarta EE Committer member. As a reminder, Jakarta EE Committer members are committers on an EE4J project that either: i) work for a member company, or ii) are independent Committer members of the Eclipse Foundation by virtue of executing a Membership Agreement.  

Election Date:

Ballots will be distributed early next week and the election will remain open through May 15, 2020.   Further information on ballot distribution will be provided at that time.

More Information:

The Working Group Charter defines the classes of membership, the various committees and their responsibilities, and the election process.  

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Sharon Corbett Eclipse Foundation Inc.

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Tanja Obradovic

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Tanja Obradovic

Jakarta EE Program Manager | Eclipse Foundation, Inc.

Twitter: @TanjaEclipse

Eclipse Foundation: The Platform for Open Innovation and Collaboration


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Jakarta EE Program Manager | Eclipse Foundation, Inc.

Twitter: @TanjaEclipse

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