The Open Mainframe Project was founded in 2015, as a focal point for deployment and use of Linux and Open Source in a mainframe computing environment.
Open Source is the collective thread within leading organizations that look to leverage their technology infrastructure as a competitive advantage. The mainframe design principles of security, stability, scalability, and performance are important to these leading organizations, and having the mainframe interoperable in a hybrid infrastructure enables leading organizations to realizes it’s benefits. Open Mainframe Project believes this is best achieved as a community through open source.
The mainframe is an active, integrated, and essential part of modern enterprise IT, consumable by mainstream developers and users, and driven by a vibrant open source community.
To achieve the vision of the Open Mainframe Project by…
Setting a high bar for application development on the mainframe through documentation, API development, and a security-first approach.
Showcase the mainframe of today to both the mainframe ecosystem as well as the broad enterprise IT community.
Enable the mainframe to be more consumable by developers with a transparent experience in leveraging the value propositions of the mainframe.
Ensure the mainframe aligns well in the changing enterprise IT landscape of cloud-native and DevOps.