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

Fri Jun 11 00:26:09 UTC 2021
Jeffrey E Altman <jaltman at auristor.com>

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 


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.


Jeffrey Altman

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