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Tuesday, October 24 • 11:45 - 12:25
Making Linux and Open Source First Class on the Mainframe through the Open Mainframe Project - John Mertic, Linux Foundation

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The Open Mainframe Project is a Linux Foundation collaborative project. The founding members include among others CA, SUSE, Marist College and IBM. The project's mission is to drive collaboration around Linux and open source on the mainframe platform. This session will give you the inside track on Linux and open source on the mainframe from a board member of the Open Mainframe Project and a leader in the mainframe ecosystem team. The session will cover how the open source community is gathering around the platform to drive forward enterprise computing. Furthermore, it will cover the background and mission of the Open Mainframe Project, the recent intern program and development efforts, and then explain how everybody can participate.

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John Mertic

Director - ODPi and Open Mainframe Project, Linux Foundation
Mertic is Director for ODPi and Open Mainframe at the Linux Foundation, with background in building technology partnerships at Bitnami and SugarCRM. He has an Open Source background, being community manager at SugarCRM, board member at OW2, president of OpenSocial, and frequent c... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:45 - 12:25
Hilton Grand Ballroom
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