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Enterprise Systems Media: Open Mainframe Project Announces Record Growth with the Launch of Four New Projects, a COBOL Working

By | September 21, 2020

Published on September 18. 2020, by Enterprise Systems Media.

The Open Mainframe Project (OMP), an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, today announces record growth with the launch of four new projects, a COBOL Working Group and welcoming Micro Focus as a new member. CBT Tape, GenevaERS, Software Discovery Tool and Mainframe Open Education have been accepted as new projects, joining existing projects such as Zowe, COBOL Programming Course and Mentorship.

“The Open Mainframe Project is a crucial pillar that intertwines the mainframe industry with the open source community,” said John Mertic, Director of Program Management for the Linux Foundation. “We depend on our members to suggest new projects while we ensure a vendor neutral governance that helps breathe new life into traditional technologies like COBOL and CBT Tape. We look forward to continued growth in both the development and use of these technologies.”

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