"IBM announced today the open source contribution of a
high-performance file system technology and talent to strengthen
collaboration in the enterprise."
"The contribution of AFS Enterprise File System gives the
community a remote file system with a proven track record that
features high performance and scalability in rigorous computing
environments. AFS is designed to protect data access by
authenticating users, providing a very secure, easily manageable
working environment that supports a wide variety of operating
platforms, including Linux."
"IBM will actively work with the open source community to extend
AFS development. In September, 2000 the source code for AFS will be
available through the IBM Public Source License..."