[OpenAFS] OpenAFS 1.6.5 on OSX

Dave Botsch botsch@cnf.cornell.edu
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:06:59 -0400

On behalf of the Foundation Board, we're looking to see if there is any
further documentation. 

Stay tuned.

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 05:26:07PM -0400, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> On 4/27/2015 10:42 AM, Jack Hill wrote:
> >
> > Is this agreement still secret? What work needs to be done to get it
> > published?
> The Foundation Board will have to answer this question.
> The Gatekeepers have been operating on a gentleman's agreement for many
> years.
> This agreement is not specific to OpenAFS.  Other organizations
> distributing products that implement the AFS protocol can enter into a
> contract with IBM.   Your File System, Inc. has done so to cover the
> AuriStor File System.
> > Perhaps this is premature, but would OpenAFS consider chaining its name
> > to avoid such restrictions?
> There is a very long thread from August/September 2012 on this mailing
> list which touched on the pros and cons of doing so.   In summary, the
> only benefit to changing the name is if doing so permits implementing
> something that cannot be done otherwise.  The limiting factor on
> implementing new functionality is not the terms of the AFS trademark
> license.  It is everything else.
> Jeffrey Altman

David William Botsch