Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - March 10, 2022

Meeting held monthly on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month unless otherwise stated.

Agenda to be posted at

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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 )
  • Sean Grady, Rocket Software ( Zowe )
  • Bob Dahlberg, VCU ( Mentorship )

Quorum Achieved

Other Attendees

  • John Mertic, Linux Foundation
  • Yarille Kilborn, Linux Foundation
  • David Edelsohn
  • Dan HorĂ¡k
  • Len Santalucia
  • Yongkook Kim
  • Youness Erraiba
  • Elizabeth Joseph


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

Badging for projects #265- GenevaERS will start rolling out in the next couple of weeks. Anyone else interested should contact Mr. Mertic.

TerseDecompress incubation renewal #103- No updates

Upcoming project annual reviews can be found on the Open Mainframe website here: ( list at

Project updates ( list at )

  • TSTerm- Mr. Grady has been working with those involved and although they have been working on this, there are no updates.

  • Mr. Erraiba shared that 57 participants attended a recent webinar on YouTube. The video is subtitled in English and French.

  • Mr. Bostian provided an update of Ambitus. Focusing on the big topic of Open Search, Elastic Search. IBM had a request of a client to run on Z. They have an environment that will run on Z and are ready to test things out.

  • Zowe update was provided by Mr. Grady. They launched preview #2. The community voted on two new incubation squads.

  • Mr. Twitchell updated on GenevaERS applied for a docker open source

Mr. Metric introduced LFX Security as a new tool for projects. Mr. Metric will bring someone to demo the tool to a future meeting.

The Open Mainframe Summit was briefly discussed: date, time, and location.