[OpenAFS] OpenAFS on AIX 7.1

Dave Botsch botsch@cnf.cornell.edu
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 13:22:54 -0500

Hi, Ted et al.

Please see below...

On Mon, Feb 06, 2017 at 09:25:35PM +0000, Ted Creedon wrote:
> I just happen to have a spare dual xeon 64gb linux box that could be made available.
> and smaller MAC w/ parallels on it.
> I also have a dual 64gb xeon w/ a xeon phi card in it too. cost ~$3K
> with a little effort...
> IBM generally  waives license fees for non profits.
> tedc

If you are willing to host on the HW mentioned above, as a non-profit,
the Foundation can certainly make the ask of IBM. We would just need a
bit more detail on the exact ask.

> If what you meant was for the foundation
> itself to pay for virtual build servers,
> all that takes if for the foundation to
> decide to spend real money.  I presume
> they have considered that, but it might
> be worth asking the question explicitly
> if it has not been explicitly answered
> (I really have not been following the
> foundations activities).

W.r.t. build hosts, we've been working with folk on attempting to get a
Windows build host or two up. Now that we are into Feb 2017, I need to
follow up on those efforts.

If there's an ask for the Foundation to spend $$ on something
particular, be it build hosts, or even hiring someone to work on, say,
the AIX port, please submit a formal ask to foundation@openafs.org .
Contigent on funds, we will really consider it. And, donating any type
of funding towards this (for example, your org donates a $10K stipend
towards us hiring an independant contractor to work on AIX would go a
long way).


> It might not even cost a lot (as I recall,
> there are various on-demand builder
> spin-up capabilities in at least some
> SCMs so it is free until the commit),
> but it is all work someone would have
> to research.
David William Botsch
OpenAFS Foundation Board