Neale Ferguson, of Sine Nomine Associates, reports that, as part of an ongoing research project, he has released a Spark container for Linux on System z. IBM announced new support for Spark March 29, 2016 at the Strata + Hadoop World summit.
Sine Nomine Associates is proud to provide availability of an updated version of our signed OpenAFS MacOS 10 client installer. As with the previously announced version, this is provided as a donation to OpenAFS.org through the OpenAFS Foundation.
“Linux on the mainframe has come a long way since it was released as patches in 1999. It has evolved from an adjunct to an organization’s IT environment to being front-and-centre," said Sine Nomine Associates' engineer Neale Ferguson about the recent announcement by the Linux Foundation of new members for the Open Mainframe Project. The announcement was made February 23, 2016 on the Linux Foundation website.
The British IT industry publication, The Register, recently reported on IBM's announcement of 2016 development goals for the Open Mainframe Project. The announcement was made at the 2016 IBM InterConnect.
Open Mainframe Project Announces New Membership Investments as it Hones Technical Focus for Advancing Linux on Mainframe
We at Sine Nomine Associates are sad to note the passing of Professor Marvin Minsky, pioneering explorer of artificial intelligence. His work helped inspire the creation of the personal computer and the Internet.
Dear friends of the open source community,
It is with great sadness that we inform you that the founder of the Debian project Ian Murdock passed away on December 30, 2015.
IBM recently published a list of software developers indicating that they support z/OS V2.2. Sine Nomine Associates is included in the list providing support for NJE/IP Bridge as of September 1, 2016.
Recently Sine Nomine Associates engineer Neale Ferguson had the opportunity to introduce ClefOS (Commercial-grade Linux on Enterprise Foundations Operating System) to users of Linux on System z. The article appears on the blog Mainframe Debate.