back to article Mm, Linux-on-mainframe admin brains: IBM wolfs down Israeli upstart

Here's something you don't see very often: IBM making an acquisition that has to do with its System z mainframes. This week, Big Blue snapped up Computing Solutions Leaders, which was founded in 2004 and which is located in Herzliya Pituach, Israel. The small company has expertise in managing Linux and virtualization on IBM …

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z/VM on Hercules

Now we just need IBM to provide a non-commercial or hobbyist licence to permit modern z/VM releases to run legally on the excellent Hercules mainframe emulator. Come on Greg Lotko, how about kick-starting a new wave of z/VM enthusiasts?

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Re: z/VM on Hercules

OMG, yes please! Is long overdue, so +1 from me.

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Re: z/VM on Hercules

You can already run various types of Linux directly on Hercules.

But don't hold your breath in IBM ever licensing any of their mainframe OS operating systems to run on it. I'll let you in on a little secret - they don't seem to mind too much that it exists, but they don't want to be seen to give it any legitimacy in case they need to sue the pants off somebody later.

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