Per the Directed Fund Charter, the role of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is to facilitate communication and collaboration among the Technical Projects. The TAC will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating collaboration among Technical Projects, including development of an overall technical vision for the community;
  • Making recommendations to the Budget Committee of resource priorities for Technical Projects;
  • Electing annually a chairperson to preside over meetings, set the agenda for meetings, ensure meeting minutes are taken and who will also serve on the Governing Board as the TAC’s representative (the “TAC Representative”);
  • Creating, maintaining and amending project lifecycle procedures and processes, subject to the approval of the Governing Board; and
  • Such other matters related to the technical role of the TAC as may be communicated to the TAC by the Governing Board.

TAC Members

All members of the broad Open Mainframe Project community are welcome to participate in TAC activities, such as meetings or online discussion. For voting matters such as project inclusion or graduation, TAC members are composed of:

  • One representative appointed by each Platinum Member;
  • One representative appointed by the technical oversight body (e.g., a technical steering committee) of each TAC Project; and

Current TAC Members are:

Representative Appointed By Role Organization
Giancarlo Frix Platinum Member Representative Voting Rep Rocket Software
Gregory MacKinnon Platinum Member Representative Voting Rep Broadcom Corporation
Joe Bostian Platinum Member Representative Voting Rep International Business Machines Corporation
Mike Friesenegger Platinum Member Representative Voting Rep SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH
Phil Tully Platinum Member Representative Chairperson - Voting Rep Citi
Andrea Orth GenevaERS Representative Voting Rep State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Lauren Valenti Open Mainframe Education Representative Voting Rep Broadcom Corporation
Sean Grady Zowe Representative Voting Rep Rocket Software, Inc.
Sudharsana Srinivasan COBOL Programming Course Representative Voting Rep International Business Machines Corporation

Technical Projects

Technical Projects are approved by TAC Members per the project lifecycle guidelines. You can learn more about hosting projects at Open Mainframe Project and how to propose a project for inclusion as an Open Mainframe Project Technical Project here.

Each of the Open Mainframe Project projects are open to participation by anyone subject to the governance each project has adopted. If you are looking for a way to contribute to a project, many Open Mainframe Project projects maintain a list of issues that are suited for first-time contributors on CLOTributor.

Working groups may be formed by the TAC to focus on specific areas of technical interest or need within Open Mainframe Project. They report to the TAC which remains responsible for any formal decisions or voting matters.

Below are the project and working groups supported by the TAC, listed by project stage

Open Mainframe Project Landscape

There are many more related open source projects than what is hosted at Open Mainframe Project; check out the list and add any we are missing at the Open Mainframe Project Landscape

Open Mainframe Project Landscape