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Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - September 9, 2021


Meeting held monthly on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month unless otherwise stated. Agenda to be posted at

Timezone Date/Time
America/Los_Angeles Thu 09-Sep-2021 10:00 (10:00 AM)
America/Denver Thu 09-Sep-2021 11:00 (11:00 AM)
America/Chicago Thu 09-Sep-2021 12:00 (12:00 PM)
America/New_York Thu 09-Sep-2021 13:00 (01:00 PM)
Europe/London Thu 09-Sep-2021 18:00 (06:00 PM)
Europe/Amsterdam Thu 09-Sep-2021 19:00 (07:00 PM)
Asia/Shanghai Fri 10-Sep-2021 01:00 (01:00 AM)
Asia/Tokyo Fri 10-Sep-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 )
  • Joe Bostian, IBM ( Platinum Member )
  • Tatiana Balaburkina, Rocket Software ( Platinum Member )
  • Mark Post, SUSE ( Platinum Member )
  • James Caffrey, IBM ( ADE )
  • Sudharsana Srinivasan, IBM ( COBOL Programming Course )
  • Kip Twitchell ( GenevaERS )
  • Bob Dahlberg, VCU ( Mentorship )
  • Sean Grady, Rocket Software ( Zowe )

Quorum Achieved.

Other Attendees

  • John Mertic (Linux Foundation)
  • Dan Horák (Red Hat)
  • David Edelsohn (IBM)
  • Chien Yueh (ASG/Rocket)
  • Alexander Efremkin (IBM)
  • Walter Church
  • Joe Devlin
  • Divya Goswami
  • Dave Jones
  • Hiren Shah


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

  • Atom Plugins Annual Review #256
  • POC for LFX Chat/Matrix #191
  • TerseDecompress incubation renewal #103
  • Project updates ( list at )

Action Items


  • Walter Church - Atom plugins annual review
    • Intern cleaned up plugin code base as a summer project
    • Walter to update description for PL/X plugin to reference PL/I, since PL/X is internal to IBM
    • Sean Grady - can we get a common place at the OMP to list cross-editor syntax highlighting capabilities? John Mertic - we may be able to use the OMP wiki.
    • Next work item is transition to Tree Sitter parser code base
    • TAC approved incubation for another year
  • Skip LFX discussion this time, not much progress to report
  • New maintainer for TerseDecompress.
    • Located in Australia, communication timeframe is difficult
    • Kip Twitchell - could communicate through alternate weeks from the GenevaERS TSC to make interfacing with the TAC easier to accomplish from the Asia-Pacific region
  • Project Updates
    • GenevaERS - Kip Twitchell
    • Mentorship - Bob Dahlberg
      • Mentees from this past summer paid for the year. Looking for 12 projects for the next year. Please submit opportunities under “proposed topics” in github
      • Look into badges or certificates to recognize mentees who complete their mentorship
    • Zowe - Sean Grady
      • RC1 for release 1.24 is coming
      • Javascript issue with tar package was resolved in a timely fashion
      • Finalizing principles document
    • Feilong update (provided by email ):
      • Ji Chen of IBM lead the August meeting
        • He provided a roadmap update and highlighted potential areas where the Feilong community could contribute
      • The September meeting happened on the 8th with the following highlights
        • Review of August meeting
        • Discussed OMP Summit and Feilong presentation
        • Started discussion about Tessia and Feilong areas of technical integration
  • October meeting agenda topics include
    • Use OMP Summit Feilong presentation for promotion on OMP Feilong home page
    • Continue discussion about Tessia and Feilong integration
    • Update on project graduation
    • Ambitus - Joe Bostian
      • Focus now on 3 projects - Kobotoolbox, Containerized Elastic stack, and Portainer
    • Education - Bob Dahlberg
    • Tessia - Alexander Efremkin
    • Zorow - Hiren Shah
      • Looking into how z/OSMF and Ansible can interact well

Canceling the TAC meeting in 2 weeks (9/23) because of the overlap with the Open Mainframe Summit.