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Linux Foundation Brings Together Industry Heavyweights to Advance Linux on the Mainframe

We are proud to announce the partnership between Linux Foundation and L3C. Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, has launched the Open Mainframe Project. This initiative brings together industry experts to drive innovation and development of Linux on the mainframe.

We are happy to be a founding member of this initiative along with companies such as IBM, SUSE, BMC, Compuware and many more. In just the last few years, demand for mainframe capabilities have drastically increased due to Big Data, mobile processing, cloud computing and virtualization. Linux excels in all these areas, often being recognized as the operating system of the cloud and for advancing the most complex technologies across data, mobile and virtualized environments. Linux on the mainframe today has reached a critical mass such that vendors, users and academia need a neutral forum to work together to advance Linux tools and technologies and increase enterprise innovation.

“Linux today is the fastest growing operating system in the world. As mobile and cloud computing become globally pervasive, new levels of speed and efficiency are required in the enterprise and Linux on the mainframe is poised to deliver,” said Jim Zemlin executive director at The Linux Foundation. “The Open Mainframe Project will bring the best technology leaders together to work on Linux and advanced technologies from across the IT industry and academia to advance the most complex enterprise operations of our time.”

The Open Mainframe Project will focus on finding ways to leverage new software and tools in the Linux environment that are ideal for taking advantage of the mainframe’s speed, security, scalability and availability. The Project will seek to significantly broaden the set of tools and resources that are intended to drive development and collaboration of mainframe Linux. It will also aim to coordinate mainframe improvements to upstream projects to increase the quality of these code submissions and ease upstream collaboration.

The Open Mainframe Project will establish a neutral home for community meetings, events and collaborative discussions providing structure around the business and technical governance of the project. It will involve key academic institutions in order to increase the future talent pool of mainframe practitioners and technical experts.

The Open Mainframe Project is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Collaborative Projects are independently supported software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. By spreading the collaborative DNA of the largest collaborative software development project in history, The Linux Foundation provides the essential collaborative and organizational framework so project hosts can focus on innovation and results. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects span the enterprise, mobile, embedded and life sciences markets and are backed by many of the largest names in technology. For more information about Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects, please visit:

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Lubo Cheytanov, Managing Partner L3C LLP explains how the company uses IBM z System with Linux to deliver mainframe computing as a cloud service, putting mainframe reliability and security within reach of small and mid-sized companies. With the larger clients L3C uses IBM z System to differentiate the managed services, providing a highly scalable and cost effective computing platform for Oracle workload consolidation.

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IBM Pulse 2014

Lubo Cheytanov of L3C LLP discusses his company’s offering and what opportunities he sees for the future at IBM Pulse 2014. Watch the video to learn more.

March 25th, 2015|

The Register

Why won’t you DIE? IBM’s S/360 and its legacy at 50
We asked to speak to a mainframe customer, and rather than a traditional bank or airline, IBM gave us a nine-month-old cloud startup – L3C, which is running the BC12. L3C is IBM’s newest mainframe customer, buying its BC12 in December 2013.

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As an industry analyst, it feels like I spend hours of my life sitting through the same old cloud, mobile, social and big-data stuff from IT vendors. Sure, the world is changing and technology is developing – you’d have to live under a rock not to know that. But once a marketeer gets that clicker in his or her hand, there’s no stopping them telling you all about it again. So you sit through the obligatory five to 10 slides on industry trends, waiting for them to get to the point and tell you what, exactly, they are offering to customers.

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