Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - May 13, 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 13-May-2021 10:00 (10:00 AM)
America/Denver Thu 13-May-2021 11:00 (11:00 AM)
America/Chicago Thu 13-May-2021 12:00 (12:00 PM)
America/New_York Thu 13-May-2021 13:00 (01:00 PM)
Europe/London Thu 13-May-2021 18:00 (06:00 PM)
Europe/Amsterdam Thu 13-May-2021 19:00 (07:00 PM)
Asia/Shanghai Fri 14-May-2021 01:00 (01:00 AM)
Asia/Tokyo Fri 14-May-2021 02:00 (02:00 AM)

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Meeting recordings


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 )
  • Sudharsana Srinivasan, IBM ( COBOL Programming Course )
  • Bob Dahlberg, VCU ( Mentorship )
  • Sean Grady ( Zowe )

Quorum Achieved.

Other Attendees

Romney White (IBM) Kip Twitchell (IBM) Mike MacIsaac (ADP) Len Santalucia (Vicom Infinity) Joe Bostian (IBM) David Edelsohn (IBM) Bruce Hayden (IBM) Dan Horák (Red Hat) Javier Perez (IBM) Elizabeth K. Joseph (IBM) Sandy Peresie Yongkook(Alex) Kim(Vicom Infinity) Bill Bitner (IBM) Joe Winchester (IBM) Mark Ackert (Broadcom)


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

  • Adding a second monthly meeting - Proposed 2nd meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month
  • New Project Proposal - z/VM Community Tools #208
  • POC for LFX Chat/Matrix #191
  • Incubation Renewal - Software Discovery Tool #189
  • Project updates ( list at )

Action Items


  • Second monthly meeting of TAC to be on 4th thursday of the month

    z/VM community tools discussion

  • Tools exist for z/VM but are scattered
    • Primarily, zVM development website (
      • Many tools, but some tools old enough that they may not work as originally intended
    • Secondarily, VM Workshop (
      • All-volunteer group
    • Sine Nomine, Marist College, and some github content also around
  • Due to scattered nature, desire to put them somewhere unified so that they won’t get lost to time
  • If unified as a focal point in OMP, can a community form, with collab for new tools over time
    • Improved testing due to awareness in a central place
      • Can do validation of compatibility of tools with releases of zVM and show these results in an organized manner
    • Focus: just tools that run on z/VM or are about z/VM
  • Concerns
    • Being unable to contact owners? At least could provide a lexicon of the locations of tools. Ideally, offer to host the tools so that things don’t remain lost or obscure.
    • Licensing: Ability to be flexible, but OSI-compliant is best. Some tools could have no license to begin with.
  • Project approved at “sandbox” level.

    Lfx chat

  • Open to all with an LF account, so basically open to everyone.
  • Channels are created on request at this time
  • No bots or messages migrated at this time
    • Research to be done about if chatbots can be migrated or created
  • Idea to move some conversations over to lfx chat for getting the ball rolling… How about zowe-tsc?

    Incubation renewal - Software Discovery Tool

  • Slow start but recent progress
    • Completed fork, migrated from python 2 to 3
  • Part of upcoming mentorship
  • Roadmap
    • UI improvements
    • (JSON api improvements? Didnt capture)
  • Incubation graduation plans?
    • Determining where to go & what to be in the long run with regards to goals when considering that there are starting to be other tools that have similar missions/technologies
  • Incubation renewal approved