Open Mainframe Project

John Mertic, Linux Foundation

Phil Tully, ADP *

Scott Fagen, CA *

Dale Hoffman, IBM *

Marcel Mitran, IBM

Harry Williams, Marist College

Don Spoerke, GT Software

David Edelsohn, IBM

Cameron Seay, NC State A&T

Neale Fergusson, Sine Nomine Associates

Voting members not in attendance:

Herbert Daly, U of Bedfordshire *

James Caffrey, IBM *

Berthold Gunreben, SUSE *

(voting members denoted by asterisks)

Mr. Mertic opened the meeting at 2:06pm ET. Mr. Mertic presented the following agenda for the meeting:

- Report from OpenStack Cloud Consortium meeting and TSC proposed next steps

- Discussion on projects/task for Bounty Source funding

Report from OpenStack Cloud Consortium meeting and TSC proposed next steps

Mr. Mertic indicated that the OpenStack Cloud Consortium had it first meeting, with the initial action to better understand previous challenges with engaging with the OpenStack community. Mr. Mertic had a conversation with Alan Clark at OpenStack on this, and his recommendation was to have a face-to-face meeting with both parties to discuss the concerns. Mr. Tully also indicated that the IBM team members would look to get the v/VM team more engaged, and that the non-IBM vendors felt that IBM should lead the effort as they own the product.

The TSC generally agreed on the following recommendation for next steps of this consortium in order for it to become a project under the Open Mainframe Project.

1) Find 4 additional customers to provide use-cases and participate in the community around this development

2) Obtain support from senior leadership within the z/VM team

3) Hold a F2F session with the right people at the OpenStack project to ensure best practices are taken.

Discussion on projects/task for Bounty Source funding

Mr. Edelsohn and Mr. Mertic gave an overview of the Bounty Source program and what projects are good fit for it.

Mr. Mertic then opened the floor for suggestions on project ideas. The following ideas came forward:

  • Berthold Gunreben suggested via email some issues with Maven, but Mr. Edelsohn said that the bug he pointed to seemed to not be s390 specific

  • Mr. Mitran said there were ideas around OpenShift and CloudFoundry, but those need some scoping work. Mr. Hoffman asked the group for more feedback on these if they are of value.

  • Mr. Fagan suggested SensorFlow, but Mr. Edelsohn said that this has already been completed. Mr. Mitran asked Mr. Fagen for feedback from his customers.

Meeting Cadence

The next meeting of the TSC was scheduled for November 10^th^, 2016 at 1:00pm Eastern Time.


Mr. Mertic closed the meeting at 2:49pm Eastern Time.