The Open Mainframe Project and COBOL

The Open Mainframe Project brings together academics and mainframe business experts to collaborate and advance the deployment of Linux and open source in a mainframe computing environment to leverage business technology and infrastructure for a competitive advantage. The aim is to carry the mainframe's design principles of security, stability, scalability, and performance to ensure the mainframe is interoperable in a hybrid environment. IBM Champion Cameron Seay, adjunct professor at East Carolina University, spoke with SHARE'd Intelligence about the project's COBOL goals and generating academic buy-in for training programs.

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