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InfoWorld: IBM makes [AFS] file system open source

“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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