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...

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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 ( )
- 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 ( )

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
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