Thread-topic: [microprofile-wg] MPWG_SCR Final update. Approval of April 27th Steering Committee Meeting Minutes. Request vote by May 17th
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On Behalf Of John Clingan Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:12 AM To: Microprofile WG discussions <microprofile-wg@xxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [microprofile-wg] MPWG_SCR Final update. Approval of April 27th Steering Committee Meeting Minutes. Request vote by May 17th
OK, hoping this is the final revision for ballot. Please vote by May 17th
MicroProfile Steering Committee Meeting - April 27th, 2021
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(Quorum = 6)
Atlanta JUG -
Summers Pittman, Vincent Mayers
Kevin Sutter, Emily Jiang
Jelastic - Ruslan Synytsky,
Garden State JUG -
Chandra Guntur, Michael Redlich
EMO presented on Patent Policy options since the MicroProfile Working Group needs to select an option.The two options are “Implementation Patent” or “Compatible Implementation Patent”.
Compatible Implementation Policy - protects
against fragmentation and patents become a legal enforcement approach to compatibility. The Spark Plug community discussed this being a barrier to adoption.
Patent license - implementations that
do not have to 100% pass the TCK. This approach favors adoption over compliance.Whether or not an implementation is compatible becomes a legal question.
Only one patent license policy applies
per spec project. MicroProfile specifications are managed under a single project. Theoretically, if MicroProfile split specs into separate projects, each project could choose its patent
policy with approval by the Steering Committee.
Is there a 3rd option - Collective Defense?
Currently not an option.
Paul noted that Jakarta EE working group
chose the compatible implementation license and that the Spark Plug working group is in discussion on IP patent policy.
Paul recommended a straw poll vote to
understand where we stand as a working group on the two patent options. We agreed to give it two weeks. This would be followed up by a formal vote on one of the two (draft) resolutions
outlined in the presentation.
The first 15 minutes discussed whether
or not the meeting should be recorded based on an objection. It was pointed out that any member of the Steering Committee can request that a meeting not be recorded. The meeting was
The EMO presenters did not consent to recording the agenda topic. This was communicated to the chair as the call
was getting underway.
We agreed that Steering Committee members
must be notified of non-recorded meetings ahead of time.