Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - April 8, 2021


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 08-Apr-2021 10:00 (10:00 AM)
America/Denver Thu 08-Apr-2021 11:00 (11:00 AM)
America/Chicago Thu 08-Apr-2021 12:00 (12:00 PM)
America/New_York Thu 08-Apr-2021 13:00 (01:00 PM)
Europe/London Thu 08-Apr-2021 18:00 (06:00 PM)
Europe/Amsterdam Thu 08-Apr-2021 19:00 (07:00 PM)
Asia/Shanghai Fri 09-Apr-2021 01:00 (01:00 AM)
Asia/Tokyo Fri 09-Apr-2021 02:00 (02:00 AM)

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Meeting recording


Voting member rollcall:

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

Quorum Achieved.

Other Attendees

  • John Mertic
  • Mike Friesenegger
  • Joe Winchester
  • George DeCandio
  • Len Santalucia
  • David Edelsohn
  • Dan Horák
  • Ingo Adlung
  • Jordan Evans
  • Mike Friesenegger
  • Alexander Efremkin
  • Dan Horak
  • David Edelsohn
  • Elizabeth Joseph
  • Hiren Shah
  • Joe Bostian
  • Len Santalucia
  • Mike Bauer
  • Paul Newton
  • Sam Golob
  • Vincent Terrone
  • Yvette LaMar
  • Javier Perez


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

  • Moving to 1Password #194

  • Transform the TAC repo into a site #192

  • Demo LFX Chat/Matrix #191

  • Graduation review - COBOL Programming Course #188

  • Proposed revisions to Project Lifecycle and TAC processes #184

  • Project updates ( list at )

Action Items


Moving to 1Password

  • Had been using LastPass
  • Switching to 1Password
  • All TAC chairs and project chair should have received a 1Password invite

Transform the TAC repo into a site

  • No concerns raised with making this change
  • John will proceed

Demo LFX Chat/Matrix

  • Presented by Jordan Evans
  • How many members are using Slack?
    • Around 7,000 accounts
    • 300 - 400 active accounts
      • A per month period for tracking active accounts
  • What integrations are being used with Slack?
    • Github
  • Chat history is important and has been an issue with Slack
    • Like to keep 1 - 2 years of message retention
    • Looking at options to store older chat history
  • Will be able to create rooms for private messages
    • Invite multiple people to a room
  • Currently in a beta
    • Looking for input on what types of integrations are important to the OMP projects
  • Clients
    • iPhone and Andriod
    • Third party apps need to support SSO
  • Next steps
    • Onboarding some projects around May 1
    • Possible importing Slack history
    • Bridging of rooms from Slack and Matrix as a migration

Graduation review - COBOL Programming Course

  • Sudharsana Srinivasan presenter
  • Questions/Comments
    • Is the course available to anyone?
      • Yes, access the course via the OMP for free under a CC license and/or Apache license
    • Has this been documented on the OMP website?
      • Documented in the github project readme
      • Not sure if it is documented on the OMP website
    • A thank you to all that worked on this and made this possible
  • The voters members in attendance
    • Made and seconded a motion to graduate the project
    • Unanimous vote to graduate the project

Proposed revisions to Project Lifecycle and TAC processes

  • Gregory MacKinnon presenter
  • Good discussion in previous TAC meeting
  • Additional discussions in mailing list
  • Any questions/concerns listed in the documents shared for review
  • The voters members in attendance
    • A comment by a voting member that one more look is needed
    • An email vote will be sent out after this TAC meeting

Feilong project update

  • The project members agreed to change to a monthly hour-long meeting which will happen on the second Wednesday of each month

  • April 14 is the first meeting

  • Asked John to verify that the old meeting info in has been properly removed

    • Started discussion about possible mentorship projects that could be proposed on behalf of Feilong

Mentorship Project Update:

  • Mentee Applications have closed. We have 73 applications for mentorships.
OMP Mentorship Project Areas Applicants Comments
Ambitus 3
COBOL Check 1
COBOL Programming Course 8
COBOL Working Group 1
Feilong 3
GenevaERS 3 1 was a duplicate application
Mainframe Open Education 12
Mentorship 3
Other 2 1 D0ES NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS - Not a student
Polycephaly 3 1 D0ES NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS - Not a student
Software Discovery Tool 8
TerseDecompress 1
Zorrow 1
Zowe 18 3 DO NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS - Not students



Link to Mentorship Applicants by Project:
  • Each project area team needs to review the spreadsheet of applicants in their area in the Google Doc folder link above. Review the candidates, work with them to determine which candidate(s) you’d like to work with and on which project.
  • The Mentorship committee (of which every mentor is a member) will decide which projects we will sponsor and which candidates will become mentees.
  • All applicants need to be interviewed and rated before May 15th.