OpenCOBOL 1.1-pre released


is an open-source COBOL compiler. OpenCOBOL implements a substantial part of the COBOL 85 and COBOL 2002 standards, as well as many extensions of the existent COBOL compilers.

OpenCOBOL translates COBOL into C and compiles the translated code using the native C compiler. You can build your COBOL programs on various platforms, including Unix/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

The compiler is licensed under GNU General Public License.
The run-time library is licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License.

Version 1.1-pre has recently been released.

Thanks to the hard work that folks put into great tools like this we all have a great way to get a taste of something with which many of us are very unfamiliar!

(via PLNews)