Open Mainframe Project TAC Meeting - May 9, 2024

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Conference call details

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Meeting Recording

A recording of the meeting and the transcript are both available at the link below:


Voting Member Attendance

  • Joe Bostian - International Business Machines Corporation
  • Giancarlo Frix - Rocket Software
  • Gregory MacKinnon - Broadcom Corporation

Voting Members Not in Attendance

  • Mike Friesenegger - Feilong Representative
  • Andrea Orth - GenevaERS Representative
  • Sean Grady - Zowe Representative
  • Sudharsana Srinivasan - COBOL Programming Course Representative
  • Phil Tully - Citi
  • Lauren Valenti - Open Mainframe Education Representative

Other attendees

  • John Mertic, The Linux Foundation
  • Yarille Ortiz, The Linux Foundation
  • Tom Slanda, The Linux Foundation
  • Elizabeth Joseph
  • Lionel Dyck
  • Len Santalucia
  • Daniel Horak


  • Feilong Annual Review [#579]
  • Mentorship Program Submissions [#629]
  • Mainframe Infrastructure Status [#596]
  • CLOTributor for Open Mainframe Project [#620]
  • Review OpenSSF Best Practices Badge Status and LFX Security Usage [#541]


Feilong Annual Review

To be rescheduled

Mentorship Program Submissions

Ms. Ortiz provided an update on the Summer 2024 term for the mentorship program. She said that to date, there are 11 programs being offered and approximately 500 applications received. She explained that the application window is scheduled to close on May 10, 2024 and that Mentors will start reviewing applications the week of May 13, 2024.

Mainframe Infrastructure Status

Mr. Mertic reported on the status of the Mainframe Infrastructure project. He said that an SSR will be going on-site to do an evaluation of the mainframe prior to the installation. He added that an HMC may need to be sourced, depending on the findings of the inspection.

New Calendar for LFX Meetings

Mr. Mertic showed the new calendar pages in LFX. He demonstrated that the calendar will show all scheduled meetings, as well as past meetings and recordings. He also said this new calendar page will eventually replace the calendar on the mailing list site.

CLOTributor for Open Mainframe Project

To be rescheduled

Review OpenSSF Best Practices Badge Status and LFX Security Usage

Mr. Mertic spoke to recent security events, specifically the xz Backdoor incident. He reported that due to this incident, the Governing Board has decided on three ways to improve the security posture of our projects. He said they will ensure all projects are current with their OpenSSF badge. He said they will also start tracking OpenSSF scorecards for all projects. Lastly, he shared that they will search for other tools that can be made available across projects.