FLOSS Weekly

Oct 28th 2020

FLOSS Weekly 602

Linux on IBM

Encouraging Open Source Computing
Records live every Wednesday at 12:30pm Eastern / 9:30am Pacific / 17:30 UTC.
Guests: Boas Betzler
Category: News

Encouraging open-source computing.

Reflecting on the 20-year anniversary of Linux on IBM Z mainframes. Hosts Doc Searls and Aaron Newcomb talk with Boaz Betzler, one of the original team members from the IBM Böblingen Lab in Germany responsible for porting Linux onto the IBM Z mainframes. They discuss the initial decision to port Linux onto the IBM mainframes and why that was a controversial decision at the time. They also talk about the impact of putting Linux on the mainframe and how it continues to impact the open-source community.

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