Dale asked whether TC members who have been warned that their memberships will lapse if they don't attend this meeting should be counted when determining the quorum number. Marty suggested that they should be counted because they could arrive at any time before the end of the meeting. There was general agreement, making the number nine; only eight attendees for this meeting were counted and quorum was not reached.
BTP - Tony Fletcher conveyed apologies for lack of progress on the BTP document.
BPSS - Hima reported on this week's BPSS call. BPSS 2.0 is not likely to be available for two months, maybe longer. The UMM group is expecting the BPSS group to align the 2.0 spec with UMM, but UMM is not finalized yet, making this difficult. Dale commented on the importance for the BPSS team to get the spec out there to keep it competitive with BPEL4WS and others.
Negotiation - Hima will complete the BPSS instance document for negotiation today. The team is waiting for NDD schema and explanation from Kartha and the message schema and explanation from Jean.
JSR 157 - Dale and Hima sent a question to the IBM legal department regarding how IBM's IPR disclosure affects the reference implementation of JSR 157. IBM is now specifically referencing their Open Source licensing policy (Common Public License, which is an OSI-approved licensing arrangement). Dale regards this as a positive development. Here are links to the CPL and an associated links:
Marty said that the IBM attorneys are considering submitting an amendment to the IBM IPR disclosure to the CPP team to make known the Common Public License.
The main item on the agenda for today's meeting was a discussion of Jamie Clark's proposed statement from this TC regarding the IBM IPR claims. It was felt that this discussion should not happen in Jamie's absence, so the meeting was adjourned.
There will be a brief meeting next week at the normal time, and a voting meeting on October 25 in which we will take up any official business as well as vote on the backlog of minutes. With two memberships lapsing as of this week, the active membership is now 15, making our quorum number eight.