[OpenAFS] Funding the formation of an OpenAFS Foundation

Derrick Brashear shadow@gmail.com
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:12:25 -0400

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:10 AM, Troy Benjegerdes <hozer@hozed.org> wrote:
> Have the USENIX association lawyers been made aware they are accepting fu=
nds in a manner which may expose them to trademark litigation from IBM? Eit=
her this trademark IS an issue, and blocks creation of a foundation, and AN=
YONE that accepts funds for doing work on 'OpenAFS' is potentially liable, =
or it's not.

You asserting that doesn't make it true.

> Is there a statement to what ends a donation to the Usenix openafs fund w=
ould be used for?

Any purpose the Elders believe will further the ends of OpenAFS. Given
the low amount of money involved it has been things like
- procuring a 64 bit intel machine for a Linux port when such things were r=
- subsidizing (or guaranteeing against) cost overruns for AFS workshops