To ensure open source projects on mainframe have a sustainable, vendor-neutral home, Open Mainframe Project both open source projects for the mainframe ecosystem as well as supports open source projects broadly that support the mainframe.

Projects hosted by Open Mainframe Project

Active

Active stage projects have completed the project lifecycle and are considered mature, sustainable open source projects.

Anomaly Detection Engine for Linux Logs (ADE)

ADE detects anomalous time slices and messages in Linux logs (either RFC3164 or RFC5424 format) using statistical learning.

COBOL Programming Course

The COBOL Programming Course is an open source initiative under the Open Mainframe Project that offers introductory-level educational COBOL materials with modern tooling.

Mentorship Program

Helping connect the next generation with mainframe and open source, the mentorship program has helped students over the past several years become contributors to open source on mainframe, as well as develop the skills for a long career in technology.

Zowe

Zowe is a new open source software framework that provides solutions that allow development and operations teams to securely, manage, control, script and develop on the Mainframe like any other cloud platform. Zowe is the first open source project based on z/OS.

Incubation

Incubation stage projects are in the process of establishing governance, diversity, and sustainability within their communities.

Ambitus

Ambitus fosters a community that will help educate developers about all open source technologies on z/OS

Atom language syntax highlighting for z/VM

Helping connect the next generation with mainframe and open source, the internship program has help students over the past several years become contributors to open source on mainframe, as well as develop the skills for a long career in technology.

CBT Tape

CBT Tape is an open library of free software distribution for the IBM mainframe Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) and OS/390 and z/OS operating system environments that continues to evolve to meet today’s modern needs.

Feilong

Feilong is an open source z/VM cloud connector project under the Open Mainframe Project umbrella that will accelerate the z/VM adoption, extending its ecosystem and its user experience.

GenevaERS

GenevaERS is the single-pass optimization engine for data extraction and reporting on z/OS.

Mainframe Open Education

Mainframe Open Education is a convenient, easy-to-use platform where experts share up-to-date materials and foster collaboration with the broader community.

Polycephaly

Polycephaly enables developers to build z/OS source code files with Jenkins and Git

Software Discovery Tool

The Software Discovery Tool matches developers with the best open source software that meets their needs.

TerseDecompress

TerseDecompress helps mainframe users uncompress files on any workstation.

Zorow

z/OS Open Repository of Workflows (zorow), is dedicated to contributing and collaborating on z/OSMF workflows.

Working Groups

Working groups are non-code collaborations that explore a particular topic or create a cross-collaboration between projects, with a defined purpose and scope.

COBOL Working Group

The COBOL Working Group aims to promote the language by changing its perception and making materials more accessible to help more developers and students learn it on their mainframe journey.

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