Open Mainframe Project Expands

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through an open source approach, has expanded its Open Mainframe Project. The expansion will enable further collaboration among industry and academic partners and create areas of focus for advancing Linux on the mainframe for the benefit of the community and industry. Launched just 6 months ago, the Open Mainframe Project is adding four new members, including DataKinetics, East Carolina University, Hitachi Data Systems, and Sine Nomine Associates.

According to the foundation, these new investments signal the importance of the technical and market collaboration as Linux on the mainframe continues to grow. The Open Mainframe Project also announced areas of technical focus as determined by its technical steering committee. These include JIT for OpenJDK, Docker support, Blockchain and Linux monitoring tools - and a new internship program in which students will work with industry professionals to complete real-world projects for Linux on the mainframe.

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