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

Fri Jun 11 13:46:57 UTC 2021
Troy Dawson <tdawson at redhat.com>

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 5:26 PM 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.
> Sincerely,
> Jeffrey Altman
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> 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.
Thanks to you, and all the others that worked on this.
I know there is much more work to do, but at least you can now start doing

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