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InfoWorld: IBM makes [AFS] file system open source

Aug 30, 2000, 20:52 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

"IBM furthered its commitment to the open-source movement Wednesday, announcing it will contribute its AFS Enterprise File System as well as supporting programming talent, to the open-source community."

"The technology contribution should give open-source software, most notably Linux, another boost of credibility among corporate shop considering implementing enterprise-level applications and integrated solutions."

"According to IBM officials the availability of the file system gives open-source users "a field-proven remote file system" for applications that need higher scalability."

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