Deleting this post as it proved to be based on some misunderstandings.
In something a bit different, I’ve decided to look back in time. That’s because, while digging through some old files recently, I realised that IBM MQ on Linux is
21 years old today.
SupportPac MA57, as far as I can find, made MQ the first IBM product to have any kind of public support for Linux and was released on 1 Feb 1996. There might have been some research projects or tools before then, and there were certainly other products considering options, (my email archives suggest that several corporate lawyers rapidly got involved, as IBM got to grips with GPL and other open source licenses) but I don’t remember anything else officially released at the time.
Read about SupportPac MA57