[OpenAFS] oAFS & Arla

Horst Birthelmer horst@riback.net
Fri, 9 Jul 2004 08:57:28 +0200

On Jul 9, 2004, at 4:27 AM, Mike Fedyk wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I did a search on google, and it didn't turn much up on this subject, 
> so I'm asking here.  I hope I don't step on any toes, but...
> Why doesn't OpenAFS merge with Arla?

I don't know ... but what I know is that most developers use both. So, 
they aren't in some kind of competition.

> It is said arla has a stable client, and 2.6 support without syscall 
> table hacks.

They do some "hacks" as well ;-) because there is no other way right 

> Are the BSD and IPL licenses compatible?  That way, you could pick and 
> choose the parts from arla you want, and split on file boundaries.  If 
> not then BSD (without the advertising clause) is supposedly compatible 
> with just about anything.  So could it be "transformed" into IPL 
> licensed code?

No. (to almost every question form above)

> How production ready is their client (especially the Linux kernel 
> module)?

It's pretty good. I used it for some time now.