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Announcement of Open Mainframe Project initiatives to support COBOL needs in response to COVID-19

John Mertic
 

Open Mainframe Project members and community,

We just announced today with support from Open Mainframe Project members Broadcom, IBM, Phoenix Software, Rocket Software, SUSE, Vicom Infinity, and Zoss Team, a series of initiatives to support the need for COBOL expertise in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Please see the blog announcement made below...

https://www.openmainframeproject.org/blog/2020/04/09/open-mainframe-project-helps-fill-the-need-for-cobol-resources

Please share the below social posts with your networks:


As we all are members of the mainframe community, supporting each other in this time of need is critical. Each of you in the community has an opportunity to be a part of this by...

- posting your availability for volunteer or work-for-hire work for state and local governments and other critical organizations in need with COBOL in the 'Calling all COBOL Programmers' topic on the OMP Community Forums ( https://community.openmainframeproject.org/c/calling-all-cobol-programmers/15 )
- providing your expertise to others that are working on COBOL systems that are responding to the COVID-19 crisis in the 'COBOL technical questions' topic on the OMP Community Forums ( https://community.openmainframeproject.org/c/cobol-technical-questions/16 )

Each and every one of us is a critical piece in helping overcome this global pandemic, and I know that the mainframe community is one to step up to the challenge. Thank you all for your dedication, and I look forward to working with you in this cause.

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation
ASWF, ODPi, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

Open Mainframe and our current global pandemic

John Mertic
 

Open Mainframe Project Members and Community,
 

We are all in difficult and uncertain times as we each deal with the impact of the global pandemic. My thoughts and heart goes out to each and every one of you, especially those personally affected by or have loved ones affected by COVID-19. I encourage you to stay safe and ensure you are getting the facts on what’s going on - I highly recommend reviewing this presentation from Stanford professor of neurobiology and bioengineering Michael Lin on what we know about COVID-19 and how to deal with it, with extensive references to the latest research (as of 3/15).

 

You’ve undoubtedly had numerous messages from companies and organizations outlining their response and actions, so I won’t pile on. What I will say, however, is that open source and diverse collaboration are ways that help us stay connected to each other. Open Source COVID-19 is a resource I came across the other day. This project collects all open source sites related to nCoV/COVID-19. We’re also seeing companies setup and donating open source code and materials to help take on coronavirus, including the Linux Foundation thanks to the generosity of member company Huawei

 

That all said, what’s Open Mainframe Project doing in light of this epidemic? Let’s dig in…

 

Helping the mainframe open source community become more virtual

 

The Open Mainframe Project is intended to serve as a focal point for deployment and use of Linux and Open Source in a mainframe computing environment. That starts with hosting projects and technical efforts that help further the growth of open source on mainframe. With numerous events being cancelled and travel impacted for the foreseeable future, we are here to help.

 

If you have an open source project on mainframe that needs infrastructure to help collaborate such as web conferencing, video, or other virtual collaboration needs, please reach out to me and I will see how we can help. As a community, we are stronger together - and the Open Mainframe Project is here to facilitate that.

 

A New Virtual Open Mainframe Project Asset 

 

As there have been numerous events and meetups cancelled that would have brought focus to our project communities, we want to make sure these projects have a chance to get the word out. And as you as a community member, we want to help connect you to projects where you could make a positive impact on.

 

That’s why on April 17, 2020 at 8 am PST we will be holding an Open Mainframe Project Virtual Event, showcasing the project leadership from Anomaly Detection Engine for Linux Logs, Ambitus, Feilong, Polycephaly, Zowe, and Zorow. In this event, you will learn more about each project; it’s goals, purpose, and focuses. You’ll also learn how you can take part in each project community and contribute to them. Learn more about this event and register for it at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e7ubLFYUSRuUEYTgba3cEg. We will also make all the recordings available after the event.

 

Open Mainframe Summit

 

The inaugural Open Mainframe Summit is scheduled for this September, and at this time it is still taking place as planned September 16 – 17, 2020 in New York, New York. We That all said we continue to carefully monitor the situation, and put the safety of all attendees first and foremost. You can read more about the precautions being taken at

https://events.linuxfoundation.org/open-mainframe-summit/attend/novel-coronavirus-update/.


Where we go from here...

 

Weeks ago, I surmised that 2020 will be a busy year for Open Mainframe Project and the entire open source mainframe community. The state of our world might have shifted our activities, but not our spirit.

 

If you haven’t already, follow Open Mainframe Project on LinkedIn and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest happenings (which can be quite fluid considering the uncertainty in the world ahead). Please also continue to share updates, articles, or blogs, with us at pr@... - our team is ready to support it through social promotions, digital marketing and more!

 

Thank you again for your support of Open Mainframe Project!


Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation
ASWF, ODPi, and Open Mainframe Project
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OMP news this morning - please share

Jesse Casman <jesse@...>
 

OMP Announce!

OMP is just coming up with information this morning on new members (3 Chinese universities), one new project (Polycephaly), and early info on next year's Open Mainframe Summit. So much great action to finish out 2019 with!

Please share through your social media channels.




ANNOUNCING… OMP’s new project Polycephaly, based on IBM DBB using Groovy script to build z/OS applications with Jenkins and Git, and three academic institutions from China. Find out more about it here: https://bddy.me/xxxxxx #OMP #Mainframe #Polycephaly

Thank you,
Jesse

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Get Social with #zowe

Chris Blum
 

Hi All,

Please share in your social channels!

Tweet:

#Zowe v1.3.0 has been released and published!  You can download it from: zowe.org/home 
Check it out what’s new at  https://t.co/b4Sdy9oMbE
Congratulations to all the contributors and committers who have made this possible!
 
 
LinkedIn:
Zowe v1.3.0 has been released and published!  You can download it from: https://zowe.org/home  
The release notes identifying what has changed can be found here: https://t.co/b4Sdy9oMbE
Congratulations to all the contributors and committers who have made this possible!
Thanks!
-Chris

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HELP WANTED: Your project ideas for 2019 OMP interns

John Mertic
 

We have started accepting applications for the 2019 summer internship program and keep getting asked one big question:

"What work needs done to help bring more open source to mainframe?"

And this is where each of you in the community comes in - help us find projects that students could work on this upcoming summer.

The students in the past have done some great work, including:

  • Porting open source projects to mainframe ( like Alpine Linux on the huge side, but also smaller projects like Kibana, nextcloud, and Zabbix )
  • Publishing guides on how to get an open source tool going on mainframe ( for example the guides built for Kubernetes on SLES, Ubuntu, and RHEL.
  • Proof of concept of open source being used to build a solution on mainframe ( such as immunichain which showcased HyperLedger on mainframe )
  • Contributions to an Open Mainframe Project hosted project ( such as Zowe )

Tell us you project idea today! Here's how you can do it:

The only requirements for a project is that it must target the mainframe ecosystem and the work must be available under an open source license.

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation
ASWF, ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

ANNOUNCE: Release of '2018 State of Open Mainframe Survey Report'

John Mertic
 

We are pleased to announce the launch of our first survey results in a whitepaper entitled '2018 State of Open Mainframe Survey Report'. This paper is the project's public report of the findings from the survey across over 145 individuals in the mainframe industry. The asset itself is located at https://www.openmainframeproject.org/2018-state-of-the-open-mainframe-survey-report, and can be used by anyone in the community for as vendor-neutral thought leadership piece.


We encourage you to share the news with your channels! Please see the following suggested tweets.

Check out the @OpenMFProject first survey results on the state of #opensource on #mainframe https://www.openmainframeproject.org/blog/2018/06/06/check-out-our-newly-released-state-of-the-mainframe-report

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/A5FXN

Insights on the future for #mainframe and how it will fit into the #cloud landscape are part of the @OpenMFProject paper '2018 State of Open Mainframe Survey Report' - read more at https://www.openmainframeproject.org/blog/2018/06/06/check-out-our-newly-released-state-of-the-mainframe-report

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/770dr

If you plan to share these results as part of a blog post or other communication, please let us know at social@... so we can cross promote.

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

ANNOUNCE: "How Open Source is Powering the Modern Mainframe" webinar on Tuesday, May 15th at 1pm ET

John Mertic
 

Open Mainframe Project community,

We are pleased to announce a live webinar on Tuesday, May 15th, hosted by the Linux Foundation, where Steven Dickens, Len Santalucia, Mike Riggs, and John Mertic will talk on "How Open Source is Powering the Modern Mainframe". The webinar will be a great mix of the historical perspective of open source on the mainframe, how it's used today by the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the impacts the Open Mainframe Project is having on establishing sustainability in the mainframe ecosystem.

We encourage you to share this webinar with your networks. Please see the below suggested tweet.

Suggested Tweet:

Join IBM's @StevenDickens3, Vicom Infinity's @lensantalucia, Mike Riggs from the Supreme Court of Virginia and @jmertic of The Linux Foundation as they discuss How Open Source is Powering the Modern Mainframe. Register now. #mainframe #opensource https://t.co/yS7sEj1X6v

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ac/n8Y21 

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

ANNOUNCEMENT: Open Mainframe Project Summer Internship class of 2018

John Mertic
 

We are please to announce today the 2018 summer internship class, who will be working on advancing open source on mainframe with contributions to Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, HyperLedger, and more. You can read the announcement blog post at https://www.openmainframeproject.org/news/2018/05/07/announcing-the-2018-open-mainframe-project-summer-interns

Suggested Tweet to share with your networks:

Announcing the 2018 Summer Internship class, where students will spend the summer advancing #opensource on #mainframe with contributions to @kubernetesio, @cloudfoundry, @Hyperledger, @containerd, and more! https://t.co/ivNIlCd46k

Click to Tweet: https://ctt.ec/df2ya

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

Open Mainframe Project Dinner Meetup @ Open Source Leadership Summit - Tue, 3/6/18 #cal-notice

omp-announce@lists.openmainframeproject.org Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Open Mainframe Project Dinner Meetup @ Open Source Leadership Summit

When:
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Taqueria La Hacienda, 17960 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma, CA 95476

Description:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-la-hacienda-sonoma

Either meet in hotel lobby at 5:45pm to walk over or at restaurant.

Open Mainframe Project Dinner Meetup @ Open Source Leadership Summit - Tue, 3/6/18 6:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder:
Open Mainframe Project Dinner Meetup @ Open Source Leadership Summit

When:
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Taqueria La Hacienda, 17960 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma, CA 95476

Description:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-la-hacienda-sonoma

Either meet in hotel lobby at 5:45pm to walk over or at restaurant.

An RSVP is requested. View Event.

Open Mainframe Project Dinner Meetup @ Open Source Leadership Summit - Tue, 3/6/18 6:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

omp-announce@lists.openmainframeproject.org Calendar <omp-announce@...>
 

Reminder:
Open Mainframe Project Dinner Meetup @ Open Source Leadership Summit

When:
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Taqueria La Hacienda, 17960 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma, CA 95476

Description:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-la-hacienda-sonoma

Either meet in hotel lobby at 5:45pm to walk over or at restaurant.

An RSVP is requested. View Event.

Re: Upcoming Open Mainframe Project meetups at Open Source Leadership Summit and IBM Think

John Mertic
 

Love the suggestion - but they are only open from 5pm-10pm :-(.

Any other suggestions?

Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project
Schedule time with me at https://calendly.com/jmertic

On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 10:46 AM, Leonard Santalucia <LSantalucia@...> wrote:

May I recommend meeting for lunch on Tuesday Mar 20th in the MGM Las Vegas hotel at Fiamma Italian Restaurant https://www.mgmgrand.com/en/restaurants/fiamma-italian-restaurant-bar.html  

 

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From: omp-announce@lists.openmainframeproject.org [mailto:omp-announce@lists.openmainframeproject.org] On Behalf Of John Mertic
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:19 AM
To: omp-announce@lists.openmainframeproject.org
Subject: [openmainframe] Upcoming Open Mainframe Project meetups at Open Source Leadership Summit and IBM Think

 

Open Mainframe Project members,

 

We are excited to schedule two meetups in March for project members.

 

- Open Source Leadership Summit in Sonoma, CA, we will have dinner for project members on Tuesday, March 6th at 6pm at the nearby Taqueria La Hacienda ( https://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-la-hacienda-sonoma ). You should have received an invite, but if not click the link below to confirm your RSVP and put it on your calendar 

 

 

- IBM Think in Las Vegas, NV, we are looking for member feedback on where to hold the meetup - please respond using the below form by EOD, Wednesday Feb 28th with your availability.

 


And if anyone would like to meetup with me at either event, you can use my calendly links below to set up a meeting with me.

 

 

Thank you,

 

John Mertic

Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project


Upcoming Open Mainframe Project meetups at Open Source Leadership Summit and IBM Think

John Mertic
 

Open Mainframe Project members,

We are excited to schedule two meetups in March for project members.

- Open Source Leadership Summit in Sonoma, CA, we will have dinner for project members on Tuesday, March 6th at 6pm at the nearby Taqueria La Hacienda ( https://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-la-hacienda-sonoma ). You should have received an invite, but if not click the link below to confirm your RSVP and put it on your calendar 


- IBM Think in Las Vegas, NV, we are looking for member feedback on where to hold the meetup - please respond using the below form by EOD, Wednesday Feb 28th with your availability.


And if anyone would like to meetup with me at either event, you can use my calendly links below to set up a meeting with me.


Thank you,

John Mertic
Director of Program Management - Linux Foundation - ODPi, R Consortium, and Open Mainframe Project

Event: Open Mainframe Project Dinner Meetup @ Open Source Leadership Summit - Tuesday, 6 March 2018 #cal-invite

omp-announce@lists.openmainframeproject.org Calendar <omp-announce@...>
 

Open Mainframe Project Dinner Meetup @ Open Source Leadership Summit

When:
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-08:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Taqueria La Hacienda, 17960 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma, CA 95476

Organizer:
jmertic@...

An RSVP is requested. Are you going?

Description:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-la-hacienda-sonoma

Either meet in hotel lobby at 5:45pm to walk over or at restaurant.

Groups.io Migration Complete

Brendan OSullivan <bosullivan@...>
 

Greeting Open Mainframe community!

We are writing to let you know that the migration of your mailing list services to Groups.io is complete. Please be sure to visit https://lists.openmainframeproject.org/g/main to overview your current lists and settings. If you’d like to learn more about using Groups.io , please reference their help documentation. If you need assistance with Groups.io, please email helpdesk@... for The Linux Foundation’s helpdesk.

Cheers!

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