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Re: [jakartaee-platform-dev] "voting" privileges

Personally I think we just have project committers at this stage voting so we have a statement of direction. None of these decisions are irreversible therefore if something arises wrt to a spec later we can always revisit before release.




From: jakartaee-platform-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx <jakartaee-platform-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Edwin Derks
Sent: 15 November 2019 10:16
To: jakartaee-platform developer discussions <jakartaee-platform-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [jakartaee-platform-dev] "voting" privileges


Hi Kevin,


I have given this some thought and here are my thoughts.


Assuming that every specification has active committers and/or a lead that represents the project who can provide input for the Platform Committers, why shouldn't this suffice? What is exactly the issues that you see there? Is it the impact or sheer amount of work that has not been estimated yet for every specification and/or who is going to do the actual work? Or is it (maybe additionally) not clear yet how feedback loops between specifications and platform should work?


What would it mean if every Committer for the whole platform can start voting? Will that change the weight of the votes, and will that change in the way that it solves the issues that you see?



I hope 'm not completely off with my answer, I want to better understand all of this. :)






On Thu, 14 Nov 2019 at 17:46, Kevin Sutter <sutter@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On our Platform Dev call on Tuesday (minutes soon to be posted here:, we discussed who should be eligible to vote on the Jakarta EE 9 content proposals.  We decided that only thecommitters on the Platform projectwould be eligible.

But, on second thought, I'm wondering if that's sufficient.  The Jakarta EE 9 roadmap that we're trying to get agreement on affects all of the Jakarta EE components, not just the platform.  I know we discussed that the reps on the Platform should be representing their overall interests (including components) and not just the Platform.  But, is that sufficient?

On yesterday's Jakarta EE Updatecall, there was discussion about how much work it is to Jakarta-ize the Specifications.  And, we talked about the work required to do the javax->jakarta package rename (spec, api, tck, compatible impls, etc).  Markus presented and discussed these topics on how they relate to the JAX-RS effort.  Markus is not directly represented on the Platform project -- that is, he doesn't work for or with any of the committers.  He is driving much of the work for the JAX-RS effort.  How do we ensure that voices (like Markus') from all of the Component features are heard and counted when we make the decisions for Jakarta EE 9?

One idea is to expand our eligible voting pool to include any committer on any of the EE4J Specification projects.  I have no idea on how easy it would be discern or filter the various votes, but that seems to be a more equitable means of voting.

Or, we can fall back to our original premise to trust the committer reps on the Platform project to take into account all of the various component's views when they cast their vote.


Kevin Sutter
STSM, MicroProfile and Jakarta EE architect
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