As a Linux Foundation Project, the Open Mainframe Project aims to create an open source, technical community where industry participants may easily contribute to and adopt the project’s technology and as a focal point for deployment and use of open source and Linux in a mainframe computing environment.


Corporate Membership benefits include:

Industry Leadership

  • Shape the Open Source Mainframe market
  • Network with other members of Open Mainframe Project
  • Participate in Open Mainframe Project event and speaking opportunities
  • Participate in Open Mainframe Project hosted Projects
  • Serve on the the Governing Board to help shape investments of Linux and Open Source on Mainframe (Platinum dedicated seat, Silver and Academic elected seat)

Marketing Opportunities

  • Benefit from and participate in Open Mainframe Project marketing efforts
  • Engage with your peers on the marketing committee
  • Feature your products and applications that leverage Linux and Open Source on Mainframe at key industry events, website and marketing collateral
  • Use Open Mainframe Project branding assets in promotion of your product

Technology Leadership

  • Contribute to and influence the direction of Open Mainframe Project technical investments
  • Drive leadership for future enhancements and extensions that matter for your business
  • Ability to guide feature sets in requirements documents and future technology roadmaps
  • Support and drive community work by being a voting member of the Technical Steering Committee (Platinum only)

Learning and Engaging

  • Engage and collaborate with the membership community to enhance your open source and Linux on Mainframe products and services roadmap.
  • Work together across company lines and industries.
  • Create products & apps secure in the knowledge that they will be interoperable in across enterprise class architectures.
  • Ability to serve as an Open Mainframe Project Advocate at events and in the community.

Corporate Membership Pricing

Platinum Member $100,000 (USD) (Plus Linux Foundation Membership if the Applicant is Not Already a Linux Foundation Member)
Platinum Member (End-user) $10,000 (USD) (Plus Linux Foundation Membership if the Applicant is Not Already a Linux Foundation Member)
Silver Silver Already a Linux Foundation Member

(see member list)


(including new Linux Foundation Membership)*

5,000 and above employees $15,000 $35,000
3,000–4,999 employees $15,000 $30,000
1,000–2,999 employees $10,000 $25,000
500-999 employees $5,000 $20,000
100-499 employees $2,000 $12,000
1-99 employees $2,000 $7,000

(Restricted to academic institutions)


(Pre-Approved Non-Profits, Open Source Projects and Government Entities)

* Note: Open Mainframe Project membership also requires companies to be a corporate member of The Linux Foundation.

Open Mainframe Project is committed to creating a structure to invest resources in growing the community, continuing to extend the technology, and provide a collaboration hub for sharing models, definitions, and best practices. There are opportunties for membership for organizations large and small, along with no-fee membership options for non-profit and academic institutions as well as individual contributors.