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Project Review Cycle

The TAC will review on an annual basis all projects within this lifecycle. Additionally, Sandbox Stage projects will be required to submit quarterly progress reports towards the Incubation Stage.

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.

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 for the project 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 as outlined for each stage in this document to move to the next stage. If the TAC deems the project not to be currently meeting the requirements of the current stage, it may vote to move the project to the appropriate stage or Emeritus stage. The project may choose to move outside of the LFE at any time.

Review Schedule

Project Current Level Initially Accepted Last Review Date Next Review Date
ADE graduated 2016-02-15 2022-01-27 2023-06-08
COBOL Programming Course graduated 2020-04-09 2022-04-14 2023-04-27
GenevaERS graduated 2020-08-13 2022-08-11 2023-08-10
Zowe graduated 2019-08-20 2022-08-11 2023-08-10
Ambitus incubating 2020-02-24 2022-07-14 2023-07-13
CBT Tape incubating 2020-09-10 2022-10-13 2023-10-12
COBOL Check incubating 2021-01-14 2022-01-27 2023-05-11
Feilong incubating 2019-08-20 2022-03-24 2023-04-27
Open Mainframe Education incubating 2020-05-14 2022-05-26 2023-05-25
Software Discovery Tool incubating 2020-04-09 2022-05-12 2023-05-25
tessia incubating 2020-10-22 2022-10-13 2023-10-12
TSTerm sandbox 2021-11-18 2023-01-26 2023-06-22
z/VM Community Tools sandbox 2021-05-13 2022-06-09 2022-09-08
COBOL Working Group workinggroup 2020-06-11 2022-08-25 2023-08-24
Linux Distributions Working Group workinggroup 2021-10-14 2022-10-27 2023-10-19
Modernization Working Group workinggroup 2022-09-18 none 2023-09-14