John Mertic on the importance of open-source for the mainframe

Interesting podcast, in which Reg Harbeck talks with John Mertic about the history, future role and community impact of open-source technology for mainframe clinet and in general.

… their ability to have a technology stack that enables them to execute and serve their customers better, is a competitive advantage. We see open source as kind of as little bit of that leveling appeal. It’s enabling people to get to that point faster than they ever had before. You don’t need a vendor to be that person. Even legacy organizations and companies have turned themselves into software companies because open source has opened that door for them.

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