The Open Mainframe Project is intended to serve as a focal point for deployment and use of Linux and Open Source in a mainframe computing environment. The Project intends to increase collaboration across the mainframe community and to develop shared tool sets and resources. Furthermore, the Project seeks to involve the participation of academic institutions to assist in teaching and educating the mainframe engineers and developers of tomorrow.


Open Source on the Mainframe as the standard for enterprise class systems and applications.


Build community and adoption of Open Source on the mainframe by:

Eliminating barriers to
Open Source adoption
on the mainframe

Demonstrating value
of the mainframe on
technical and business levels

Strengthening collaboration
points and resources
for the community to thrive