Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - September 8, 2022


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Timezone Date/Time
America/Los_Angeles Thu 08-Sep-2022 10:00 (10:00 AM)
America/Denver Thu 08-Sep-2022 11:00 (11:00 AM)
America/Chicago Thu 08-Sep-2022 12:00 (12:00 PM)
America/New_York Thu 08-Sep-2022 13:00 (01:00 PM)
Europe/London Thu 08-Sep-2022 18:00 (06:00 PM)
Europe/Amsterdam Thu 08-Sep-2022 19:00 (07:00 PM)
Asia/Shanghai Fri 09-Sep-2022 01:00 (01:00 AM)
Asia/Tokyo Fri 09-Sep-2022 02:00 (02:00 AM)

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Voting member rollcall:

  • vacant, ADP ( Platinum Member )
  • Gregory MacKinnon, Broadcom ( Platinum Member )
  • Phil Tully, Citi ( 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 )
  • Andrea Orth ( GenevaERS )
  • Bob Dahlberg, VCU ( Mentorship )
  • Sean Grady, Rocket Software ( Zowe )

Quorum Achieved.

Other Attendees

  • John Mertic
  • Misty Decker
  • Walter Church
  • Daniel Horak
  • Elizabeth Joseph
  • David Edelsohn


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

Action Items


Mr. Mertic reminded everyone about Open Mainframe Summit and activities at the event.

Ms. Decker presented a proposal for a Mainframe Modernization Working Group for the approval of the TAC. TAC generally was supportive and provided feedback on some of the specifics of the proposal. Phil motioned to approve, Mark seconded, all in favor.

Mr. Church proposed moving the Atom plugins project to emertius Phil motioned to approve, Sean seconded, all in favor.

GenevaERS is working on videos to push to YouTube to showcase parts of the application.

Mentorship closing out the Summer term, waiting on a few final evaluations and videos.

Zowe held a great Zowe Day at SHARE, just did a code freeze of 2.3 for release later this month. Zowe 2.3 will include the configuration management tools for easier installation.

Ambitus has cancelled recent TSC meetings due to illnesses, but in coming TSC meetings there will be some discussion on new efforts in the space that could align with the project.

Software Discovery Tool getting ready to merge in summer mentorship work in the coming weeks.

Linux Distributions WG will have a talk at Open Mainframe Summit.