Launched in 2022, the Linux Distributions Working Group was founded by Debian, openSUSE and Fedora with the goal of getting better support for the mainframe architecture s390x and collaborating with others for providing solutions.
There was so much momentum that SUSE, Red Hat, Canonical (Ubuntu), AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux joined the working group. Even with this success – this question has popped up – whether we should be open only for Linux Distributions or should we include also important upstream projects in our Linux Distributions Working Group.
In this FOSDEM presentation by Sarah Julia Kriesch, Open Mainframe Project ambassador and co-chair of the Linux Distribution Working Group, presents the existing benefits for all Linux distributions and go into detail, which (base) upstream projects should be included/invited and why. Finally, we want to receive feedback during the Q&A session with a discussion, how we should proceed with this idea.
Watch the video here:
To learn more about the group, check the Linux Distributions Working Group wiki, subscribe to the wg-linux-distros mailing list or join the Open Mainframe Slack #linux-distribution-wg.