[CentOS-devel] CentOS for IBM Mainframes.

Tue Feb 20 18:40:02 UTC 2018
David Edelsohn <dje.gcc at gmail.com>

>>>>> Javier Romero writes:

> Is there any chance that IBM donate this hardware for the CentOS
> project? Think that will be also useful for that company to have
> another Linux distro running on their Z Systems.

IBM can and does provide raw z/VM VMs at Marist or Syracuse for other
Linux distros, such as Debian. That is what you really need, not
"hardware".  The discussion about donating hardware is off track.

The Debian support is completely community driven and maintained. If
there is a group of CentOS developers who want to bootstrap and
maintain it, the resources probably can be made available. If this is
a request for IBM to enable CentOS on IBMz, that is an orthogonal
discussion about IBM resources and likely would require IBM customer

Thanks, David