There's a global shortage of open source skills and company are willing to pay a premium for them, according to The Linux Foundation annual job report.
The Acumos Project, which will make it easier to build, share and deploy AI apps, will launch in early 2018.
These have been designed to help organisations get the most from open source and engage directly with the open source community.
Employers are prioritising hiring open source professionals with the latest skills, says the sixth annual Open Source Jobs Report.
The Linux Foundation's project is designed to create a collaborative environment to drive improvements and enterprise innovation on the mainframe.