Free COBOL compiler and runtime
GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL) is a free, modern COBOL compiler. It implements a substantial portion of the COBOL 85, COBOL 2002, COBOL 2014 and X/Open COBOL standards, as well as many extensions included in other COBOL compilers (IBM COBOL, MicroFocus COBOL, ACUCOBOL-GT and others)
GnuCOBOL translates COBOL into C and compiles the translated code using a native C compiler.
GnuCOBOL was named GNU Cobol from September 2013 (where the project moved to GNU space) to September 2014. Before becoming a GNU project the name was OpenCOBOL with the same free spirit under GPL/LGPL it has now.
DocumentationFull documentation available online at: https://sourceforge.net/p/open-cobol/manual/
This is a GNU package:gnucobol
released on 6 September 2017
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|License:GPLv2orlater||Genium||15 January 2017|
The GnuCOBOL compiler is licensed under GNU General Public License.
|License:LGPLv2.1orlater||Genium||15 January 2017|
The run-time library is licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License.
Leaders and contributors
|Steven O. Ellis||Contributor|
|Daniel H. Ardison||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||https://sourceforge.net/p/open-cobol/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/gnu-cobol/|
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 February 2017.
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