Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - August 6, 2020


Meeting held monthly on the second Thursday of the month unless otherwise stated. Agenda to be posted at

Timezone Date/Time
America/Los_Angeles Thu 06-Aug-2020 10:00 (10:00 AM)
America/Denver Thu 06-Aug-2020 11:00 (11:00 AM)
America/Chicago Thu 06-Aug-2020 12:00 (12:00 PM)
America/New_York Thu 06-Aug-2020 13:00 (01:00 PM)
Europe/London Thu 06-Aug-2020 18:00 (06:00 PM)
Europe/Amsterdam Thu 06-Aug-2020 19:00 (07:00 PM)
Asia/Shanghai Fri 07-Aug-2020 01:00 (01:00 AM)
Asia/Tokyo Fri 07-Aug-2020 02:00 (02:00 AM)

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Meeting recordings


Voting member rollcall:

  • Phil Tully, ADP
  • Gregory MacKinnon, Broadcom
  • Enyu Wang, IBM
  • Peter Fandel, Rocket Software
  • Mark Post, SUSE
  • James Caffrey, IBM ( ADE )
  • Bob Dahlberg, VCU ( Mentorship )
  • vacant ( Zowe )

Quorum NOT Achieved.

Other Attendees

  • Randall Ness
  • Len Santalucia
  • Michael MacIsaac
  • Vincent Terrone
  • John Mertic
  • Joe Bostian
  • Yvette LaMar
  • Jim Hladyshewsky
  • Mike Friesenegger
  • Walter Church
  • Elizabeth Joseph
  • Joe Devlin
  • David Edelsohn
  • Matt Hogstrom
  • Alex Kim (Yongkook Kim)
  • Kip Twitchell
  • Guilherme Cartier
  • Viviane Sanches
  • Ingo Adlung


Extracted from meeting-agenda labelled issues and pull requests from openmainframeproject/tac prior to the meeting.

  • Atom plugins is up for graduation #104
  • TerseDecompress incubation renewal #103
  • Enabling GitHub Actions for OMP Hosted projects #99
  • Project updates ( list at )

Action Items

  • Vote for Atom Plugin Incubation renewal via email list
  • Vote for TerseDecompress move to Emeritus via email list

Notes ( thank you Mike MacIssac )

OMP Notes 8/13/20

Atom plugins is up for graduation #104 Walter Church - will take over for the Atom editor Wrote the original project work that John Arwe used Betting back up to speed John M: Don’t have enough of a quorum to vote Will a vote by e-mail be acceptable Bob Dahlburg seconds - unanimous

TerseDecompress incubation renewal #103 Ingo A: could not get a response through email An issue was posted can it output the dataset type of the original Move it to ‘Emeritus?’ Phil T: it has to if there are no leaders

Enabling GitHub Actions for OMP Hosted projects #99 Mike F: Don Mock has been doing some github security A call will be set up soon John M: Yes, we had a call - github can store secrets, but there are issues Vince T: github actions are not using the correct plumbing enyuwang added a comment: cross compile support has been ported to zLinux @NealeF Mike F: Polycephaly is using github actions and they seem to be having success Vince T: Could not yet confirm this - will be doing so Len S: We want to get people using the code in OMP projects

Project updates ( list at )

1) ADE

2) Mentorship Bob D: 1.5 months to go Final presentations coming up Hard to get remote students paid - delays due to COVID Western U in Canada is looking for a project - may run one or two semesters - have students ready Bob will see if he can be prepared for the Open Mainframe summit Ingo: will reach out to his team

Matt H: Project on getting RMF data and converting to XML - any progress on the code? Alex K: Yes, it is being worked on, code is being reviewed Matt: An update would be great Alex: Will follow up with Alex

3) Zowe Peter F: Zowe keeps getting stronger and is moving along well

Incubation projects 1) Ambitus Joe B: continuing to build content, two new docker file recipes, others cleaned up, z/OS native progress

2) COBOL course

3) Education projects G Cartier: working on a go-to-market strategy with IBM and Broadcom. Monthly public meetings will be held - See:

4) Feilong Mike F: current goal CI/CD, Vicom Infinity hardware future goal: graduating to OMP summit - presentation will be ready in a week or two John M: Yes, get content ready for the OMP summit $50 registration See: Will use a (better?) platform called ?ePlace? Governing board meets quarterly Len S: Progress is very good. Volunteers are doing an excellent job. Good feedback all around Could improve enrollment, but $50 for attendees and $15 for students is fair One or two more sponsors would help John

5) Geneva ERS K Twitchell - first release last week prototype soon have two contributors - non-IBM beefing up documentation Need a shared development environment outside of firewall John M: had 30 people on the most recent call

6) Software Discovery tool E Joseph: slow start, but progress is being made, will schedule a meeting for next month

7) Zorow

Ended at 1:50 PM