[CentOS-devel] IBM re-licenses OpenAFS 1.0 under GPLv2 was Re: RFC: kmods SIG Proposal

Jeffrey E Altman

jaltman at auristor.com
Fri Jun 11 00:26:09 UTC 2021


On 5/22/2021 5:51 PM, redbaronbrowser at protonmail.com 
(redbaronbrowser) wrote:
> It would be nice if the largest contributor of code to OpenAFS (some company called "IBM/Red Hat") could work towards relicensing under the GPLv2.

I am happy to report that IBM Legal has approved a request to re-license 
the original 31 October 2000 IBM DeveloperWorks OpenAFS 1.0 distribution 
under GPLv2.   The announcement was made today by Todd deSantis of IBM's 
AFS Support organization in an e-mail to the OpenAFS Developer's mailing 
list.

   https://lists.openafs.org/pipermail/openafs-devel/2021-June/020707.html

This announcement is the result of more than a decade of behind the 
scene efforts.  Yet it is just the first step in the journey that the 
OpenAFS community must complete before a GPLv2 OpenAFS Linux kernel 
module can be distributed.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Altman


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