Linux Foundation to blaze a path forward for mainframes

21 September 2022
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Open-source software development will be a key component to keeping the mainframe a vibrant part of current and future enterprise architectures. With that in mind the Open Mainframe Project, part of the Linux Foundation, this week said at its Open Mainframe Summit that it was forming a working group to promote mainframe-modernization efforts and that it had acquired its own Big Iron to spur future development.

The working group will create a common definition and framework defining what mainframe modernization should look like and promote open-source development on the Big Iron.

The new group will focus on the term modernization, which it says is used to mean different things and so is causing confusion. Some define modernization as moving away from mainframes and COBOL, and others define it as updating existing systems in place. The group includes...Continue reading