Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - October 8, 2020


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Timezone Date/Time
America/Los_Angeles Thu 08-Oct-2020 10:00 (10:00 AM)
America/Denver Thu 08-Oct-2020 11:00 (11:00 AM)
America/Chicago Thu 08-Oct-2020 12:00 (12:00 PM)
America/New_York Thu 08-Oct-2020 13:00 (01:00 PM)
Europe/London Thu 08-Oct-2020 18:00 (06:00 PM)
Europe/Amsterdam Thu 08-Oct-2020 19:00 (07:00 PM)
Asia/Shanghai Fri 09-Oct-2020 01:00 (01:00 AM)
Asia/Tokyo Fri 09-Oct-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

  • Alexey Machikhin
  • Ingo Adlung
  • Len Santalucia
  • Yvette LaMar


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

  • Project updates ( list at )
  • Add TOC and best practice section #133
  • New Project Proposal - Tessia #132
  • Polycephaly incubation renewal. #131
  • Ambitus incubation renewal #130
  • Create Project Benefits by Stage matrix #129
  • TerseDecompress incubation renewal #103
  • Enabling GitHub Actions for OMP Hosted projects #99

Action Items

  • Vote for Tessia approval on the mailing list.
  • Vote for Polycephaly incubation renewal
  • Vote for Ambitus incubation renewal


Alexey presented a project proposal for Tessia. Mark Post asked why was this project was created versus leveraging existing tools. Ingo shared that Red Hat doesn’t have this functionality, though Mark said SUSE did. Holger shared that in 2015 there wasn’t anything solving these needs at the time which lead to the project being created.

TAC recommended that Tessia collaborate with Feilong, and since there was no quorum the TAC chose to take the vote to the email list.

Jerry indicated that progress is being made on infrastructure with Polycephaly, which has held up pursuit of graduation. TAC agreed to take to an email vote.

Joe B asked for an extension of Incubation status. Work is progressing, but has taken a bit longer than expected to get to graduation. TAC agreed to take to an email vote.

Ingo provided updates on TerseDecompress incubation renewal, sharing that he been working to get internal IBM developers engaged with the maintainer. There are calls scheduled next week to help enable the maintainer.

John M shared Project Benefits by Stage document and GitHub best practices.

Software Discovery Tool is working on porting the code from Python 2 to Python 3, and a kickoff TSC meeting is scheduled for next week.

Mainframe Open Education focusing on new hires, and looking at strategies for hosting reference materials.

Bob D shared 7 mentees have completed the mentorship, still waiting on 1 mentee and 1 mentee needs more time. 2 mentees dropped.