Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - October 14, 2021


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America/Los_Angeles Thu 14-Oct-2021 10:00 (10:00 AM)
America/Denver Thu 14-Oct-2021 11:00 (11:00 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 )
  • Giancarlo Frix, 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 )
  • Kip Twitchell, (GenevaERS)**

Quorum Achieved.

Other Attendees

  • Sarah Julia Kriesch, (Accenture/openSUSE)
  • Dan HorĂ¡k (Red Hat)
  • Chien Yueh (Rocket/ASG)
  • Mike Friesenegger (SUSE)
  • David Edelsohn (IBM)
  • Alexander Efremkin (IBM)
  • Alexey Machikhin (IBM)
  • Ingo Adlung (IBM)
  • Len Santalucia (Vicom Infinity)
  • Joe Winhester (IBD)
  • Sam Golob
  • Elizabeth Joseph (IBM)
  • Yarille Kilborn (LF)
  • Sean Grady
  • Chien Yueh


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

Action Items


The Tessia annual review was presented by Mr. Efremkin. Mr. Mertic asked what other items they are trying to move to the active stage.


Mr. Tuly motioned to renew project for another year at the incubation stage, Mr. Dahlberg seconded the motion, all approved.

CBT Project

Sam Golob gives update and appreciation for LX Foundation OMP Support. CBT still supports the last free version of MVS. Contributions from 2 sources, (1) people working for large companies with large computers, and (2) retired mainframers that are using OMP resources to add to the CBT.

Mr. Tuly motioned to renew project for another year. Mr. Twitchell seconded the motion, all approved. Issue brought up that maybe TAC should consider grandfathering the CBT project into active status considering it is the oldest project (founded in 1987).

Linux Distributions Working Group

Proposed and approved. Supercede Debian Working Group.

Next Meeting

October 28, 2021, 1:00pm EST