February 18, 2021 TSC Meeting Summary
We held the kickoff meeting of the Cobol Check Technical Steering Committee (TSC).
The team named Dave as the technical lead.
The team discussed topics to be addressed in the near term to move development forward.
The team agreed on a weekly meeting cadence - Wednesdays at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time. TSC meetings are open to the public. Any interested parties are welcome to join the meeting and offer observations and feedback, even if they are not active team members.
The team agreed on the general philosophy of enabling Cobol developers to work without a connection to a mainframe while they are working at the unit test level, and to be able to upload their code when they are ready for integration testing and other on-platform development work.
The OMP wants to see diversity in committers, by which they mean committers should represent different organizations so that the project doesn't have the appearance of being a private venture by a single company. The team took the discussion into the realm of diversity in general, and everyone agreed that we want to encourage people from underrepresentative groups to join the project as contributing team members, on internship programs, or student programs, and to welcome team members from all around the world.