Project Review Cycle

The TAC will review on an annual basis all projects within this lifecycle.

The purpose of the TAC Review is to gauge whether the project is still at the correct maturity stage based on the criteria for the current stage, as well as identify any concerns or feedback from the project’s TSC that the Open Mainframe Project can help address.

Projects will schedule their annual review as part of the next TAC meeting following the anniversary of the project’s acceptance. Projects should prepare a short presentation that covers the following points, which the TAC will use in its review of the project:

  • The current activity of the project, including releases, adoption, and committer/contribution growth and diversity.
  • Assessment of whether the project is fulfilling the requirements to remain at its current stage or be considered for a different stage.
  • Feedback on its experience as an Open Mainframe Project project, including benefits from being an Open Mainframe Project project and areas that the TAC and Open Mainframe Project staff can better support the project.

Projects should use the annual review template to structure their presentation.

Annual reviews require an affirmative majority vote of the TAC for the project to continue at the current stage or the appropriate number of votes outlined for each stage in this document to move to the next stage. If the TAC deems the project not meeting the current stage’s requirements, it may vote to move the project to the appropriate or Emeritus stage. The project may choose to move outside of Open Mainframe Project at any time.

Review Schedule

Project Current Level Initially Accepted Last Review Date Next Review Date
COBOL Programming CourseActive 2020-04-09 2023-04-27 2024-04-25
GenevaERSActive 2020-08-13 2023-08-10 2024-08-08
Open Mainframe EducationActive 2020-05-14 2023-06-08 2024-06-13
ZoweActive 2019-08-20 2023-10-26 2023-10-31
AmbitusIncubating 2020-02-24 2023-07-13 2024-07-11
CBT TapeIncubating 2020-09-10 2023-10-12 2024-10-10
COBOL CheckIncubating 2021-01-14 2023-06-08 2024-06-13
FeilongIncubating 2019-08-20 2023-05-11 2024-05-09
GalasaIncubating 2023-04-28 2024-04-11
Software Discovery ToolIncubating 2020-04-09 2023-05-25 2024-05-23
tessiaIncubating 2020-10-22 2023-10-12 2024-10-10
TerseDecompressSandbox 2018-12-14 2023-08-10 2024-08-08
TSTermSandbox 2021-11-18 2023-09-14 2024-09-12
z/VM Community ToolsSandbox 2021-05-13 2022-06-09 2023-08-24
COBOL Working GroupWorking Group 2020-06-11 2023-08-24 2024-08-22
Linux Distributions Working GroupWorking Group 2021-10-14 2023-10-26 2024-10-31
Modernization Working GroupWorking Group 2022-09-18 2023-09-14 2024-09-12
OpenTelemetry on MainframesThird Party Sig