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.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the form below and you will be contacted shortly. We will also include you on our monthly newsletter mailing list so you can keep up to date on the project.

General Membership

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