Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - February 24, 2022


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America/Los_Angeles Thu 24-Feb-2022 10:00 (10:00 AM)
America/Denver Thu 24-Feb-2022 11:00 (11:00 AM)
America/Chicago Thu 24-Feb-2022 12:00 (12:00 PM)
America/New_York Thu 24-Feb-2022 13:00 (01:00 PM)
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Europe/Amsterdam Thu 24-Feb-2022 19:00 (07:00 PM)
Asia/Shanghai Fri 25-Feb-2022 02:00 (02:00 AM)
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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 )

Quorum NOT Achieved.

Other Attendees

Dan Horak David Edelsohn Youness Erraiba John Mertic Yvette LaMar Len Santalucia Matt Hogstrom


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

  • Quarterly Review - z/VM Community Tools #321
  • Discuss Ambassador Program #290
  • Discuss badging for projects #265
  • TerseDecompress incubation renewal #103
  • Project updates ( list at )

Action Items


Mr. Mertic shared the update from Bill Bitner on z/VM Community Tools.

Mr. Mertic shared that the accepted Ambassadors have been contacted and the kickoff call is 3/1. TAC members are reaching out to non-selected Ambassadors.

Project updates:

  • GenevaERS: Been working on port to Linux to complement the existing z/OS version. Paused on Spark integration, looking more at using MapReduce and Python instead. Looking at posting content on DockerHub.
  • z/OS Open Enablement: Added new Slack channel #z-assembler-community
  • Mentorship - Share your mentorships now with Bob.
  • Zowe - v2 Technical Preview posted. Been doing office hours in the past few weeks which has been helpful for extenders. New squad being created to split out ZSS from Zowe Desktop.
  • Ambitus - minor updates to hosted projects, nothing major at the moment.
  • Mainframe Open Education - starting to get content and loading into GitBooks; OpenSSF Best Practices badge done.
  • Zorow - occasional PRs being added with new workflows from internal IBMers, looking for more from outside IBM.
  • TSTerm - Seeing if there is interest from Zowe community in contributing to this project, with the goal at some point for Zowe to depend on this project instead of the existing terminal project.