[OpenAFS] OpenAFS 1.6.5 on OSX

Jan Iven jan.iven@cern.ch
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:01:28 +0200

On 04/27/2015 01:13 PM, Jack Hill wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Apr 2015, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>> 1. OpenAFS has an obligation to provide backward compatibility with IBM
>> AFS 3.6 rxkad as long as it wishes to use the name.
> According to my reading of the AFS trademark agreement posted on the
> OpenAFS Foundation website:
> http://www.openafsfoundation.org/docs/openafs-foundation-ibm-trademark-agreement.pdf
> there is no mention of any conditions associated with the use of the
> mark. How am I misunderstanding the agreement?

Per my reading, this only covers the founding committee members use of 
AFS in the "OpenAFS Foundation" name (which apparently at the time of 
signing had not been incorporated yet):

>> IBM hereby grants [..] right and license [..] to use the Marks as part of The OpenAFS Foundation name.
>> [..]
>> Members may not sublicense or assign any of the rights [..] except [..] to the newly incorporated OpenAFS Foundation, once that entity is formed.

In other words, this seems not to be the agreement that allows OpenAFS 
to be called OpenAFS.