At the April 2009 meeting of the Midwest VM Regional User Group (MVMRUG) in Columbus, Ohio, Scott Courtney presented an overview of OpenSolaris for System z and a just-for-fun tutorial on building a low-energy "green" server for use in a home or remote office. The OpenSolaris presentation was originally created by David Boyes.
The Debian Linux distribution
These applications and utilities are for Linux on any of several platforms. Many of these work on Linux for System z mainframes, but the items in this section are not mainframe-specific.
Debian SSL Server Enabler is a preconfigured mainframe Linux system, developed by Sine Nomine Associates and offered for free download, that enables the use of the IBM VM SSL code shipped with z/VM 4.3 and 4.4.
Below are the SNA presentations given by David Boyes at WAVV 2005 in Colorado Springs.