Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - August 12, 2021


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Meeting recording


Voting member rollcall:

  • Phil Tully, ADP ( Platinum Member )
  • Gregory MacKinnon, Broadcom ( Platinum Member )
  • vacant, IBM ( Platinum Member )
  • Tatiana Balaburkina, 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


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

  • GenevaERS annual review #242
  • Review/approve principles #250
  • POC for LFX Chat/Matrix #191
  • Project updates ( list at )

Action Items

John Mertic, LF Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity and LFOMP Governing Board Chair Kip Twitchell, IBM, GenevaERS Project Indranil Mandal, Software Development Tool Project Divya Goswami, Software Development Tool Project Randall Ness, GeneavERS Architect Andrea Orth, GenevaERS Assistant TSC Chair Chien Yueh, ASG/Rocket Matt Hogstrom, Broadcom, Zowe Ingo Adlung, IBM David Edelsohn, IBM


GenevaERS Review Points. Here are the results of the GenevaERS Project work over the last years, for the TAC consideration:

  1. The Java Workbench source code is released:
  2. The z/OS Assembler Performance Engine code is released:
  3. The Demo system is available for download, with instructions:
  4. The Performance Engine Executables are downloadable:
  5. A One Minute GenevaERS Video is released:
  6. A Two Minute Video as well, which gives a bit more detail to the how:

Motion to approve GenevaERS graduation by Mr. Tully, seconded by Mr. Post. Approved unanimously.

Principles presented to the group, all generally liked the principles

Motion to approve the principles by Mr. Post, seconded by Mr. Tully. Approved unanimously.

Project updates:

  • Mentorship - looking for projects for fall and winter
  • Zowe, working on next PI and principles
  • Mainframe Open Education, team is working on initial content and getting it open sourced. Will be presenting at Z day and Open Mainframe Summit.
  • Software Discovery tool adding OpenSUSE and latest Fedora release - working on final deployment to a server next week. Looking for z/OS package list maintainer.
  • Zorow - SHARE session yesterday, working on getting more interest.
  • Open z/OS Enablement working group, lower activity lately, but there has been agreement on building a sample application for accessing z/OS, looking into on ecosystem enhancements to help bring in new individuals.

Mr. Mertic shared news announcement of Open Mainframe Summit schedule ( )