Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting


April 28, 2022


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Meeting recording

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Voting member rollcall:

  • Joe Bostian, IBM ( Platinum Member )
  • Kip Twitchell ( GenevaERS )
  • Bob Dahlberg, VCU ( Mentorship )
  • Sean Grady, Rocket Software ( Zowe )

Not in Attendance

  • Giancarlo Frix, Rocket Software ( Platinum Member )
  • Mark Post, SUSE ( Platinum Member )
  • James Caffrey, IBM ( ADE )
  • Sudharsana Srinivasan, IBM ( COBOL Programming Course )
  • Phil Tully, ADP ( Platinum Member )
  • Gregory MacKinnon, Broadcom ( Platinum Member )

Quorum Not Achieved.

Other Attendees

  • John Mertic
  • Yarille Kilborn
  • Len Santalucia
  • Dan HorĂ¡k
  • Cameron Seay
  • Mark Ackert
  • Alexander Efremkin


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

Open Mainframe Project Service Desk #343

Reminders on Open Mainframe Summit #338

TerseDecompress incubation renewal #103

Review upcoming annual reviews ( list at

Project updates ( list at )


Open Mainframe Project Service Desk: Requests for projects or members can be submitted through this desk- marketing, transferring domains, etc.

Reminders on Open Mainframe Summit- Sponsorships are open. There will be a Security focus and a speaker from the OpenSSF project is being sought. There will also be an executive tract.

TerseDecompress incubation renewal- May need to address this soon with the TAC since there has not been much movement.

Review upcoming annual reviews ( list at Two reviews coming up for May 12.

Project updates ( list at )

GenevaERS - Mr. Twitchell provided an update and mentioned that their quarter focus is on their demo.

Mentorships- Mr. Dahlberg gave a program overview and noted 13 projects are on the mentorship site with more than 300 applicants, more than triple the number in the past. Mr. Grady provided an update on the Zowe project and announced v2 is done. Among the list of changes are performance, ease of use and setup. 1.0 has entered maintenance and will be there for two years.

Ambitus- more updates in the summer, a bit quiet now.

tessia- No updates, quiet time of year.

TSTerm- mentioned they hope to see more activity now that Zowe v1 is done.

COBOL Working Group- Mr Seay said they continue to meet to discuss how to keep things moving.