Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - November 12, 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 12-Nov-2020 09:00 (09:00 AM)
America/Denver Thu 12-Nov-2020 10:00 (10:00 AM)
America/Chicago Thu 12-Nov-2020 11:00 (11:00 AM)
America/New_York Thu 12-Nov-2020 12:00 (12:00 PM)
Europe/London Thu 12-Nov-2020 17:00 (05:00 PM)
Europe/Amsterdam Thu 12-Nov-2020 18:00 (06:00 PM)
Asia/Shanghai Fri 13-Nov-2020 01:00 (01:00 AM)
Asia/Tokyo Fri 13-Nov-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 Achieved.

Other Attendees

  • Joe Bostian, IBM
  • Mike Friesenegger, SUSE
  • Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity
  • Giancarlo Frix, Rocket Software
  • Dan HorĂ¡k, Red Hat
  • David Edelsohn, IBM


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

  • Debian s390x support #140
  • Ambassador program proposal #142
  • TerseDecompress incubation renewal #103
  • Enabling GitHub Actions for OMP Hosted projects #99
  • Project updates ( list at )

Action Items


Thank you @jbostian!

  • Debian is having problems supporting the S390x architecture, and are suggesting dropping support without someone committing to help by November 27
    • Hardware/platform resources through Marist should be available
    • Finding an owner is the challenge
    • Concern about how a lack of Debian support ripples through the larger OS ecosystem
    • Will impact containerized workloads
    • John to set up a call with Phlipp Kern, and loop in Len Sanatalucia, David Edelsohn, Ingo Adlung, Joe Bostian
  • Review the Project ambassador Program
    • Ambassadors should come from each project, and be an integral part of the group
    • Decided to move ahead, review a set of candidates next month
  • TerseDecompress - reviewed comments from Andrew about remaining involved (he is interested)
  • Github actions for hosted projects is up and running
    • Polycephaly project is beginning to use for CI/CD
    • Others are beginning to use
  • Project reviews
    • Brief reviews from Ambitus, Feilong, GenevaERS, Software Discovery Tool, Polycephaly, Zorow, Mentorship, Zowe