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February 11, 2003
USENIX Pledges $35,000 Matching Fund for Advancing OpenAFS
Berkeley, CA -- USENIX, the Advanced Computing
Systems Association, today announced a generous $35,000 matching fund
donation to the OpenAFS project, an ongoing collaborative effort
chartered with enhancing AFS, a widely used distributed file system.
The USENIX donation, matched evenly by Intel and Morgan Stanley, will be
distributed to the OpenAFS Advisory Council, which is responsible for
the overall direction of the OpenAFS project. The OpenAFS Advisory
Council is comprised of representatives from Carnegie Mellon University,
MIT, the University of Michigan, Intel Corporation, Morgan Stanley, and
"The support from USENIX will enable the Advisory Council to devote the
required time to push forward the research boundaries of AFS," said
Peter Honeyman, Scientific Director of CITI, University of Michigan.
"The Council will initially concentrate on bringing AFS up to date with
modern transport and security, the first steps in fulfilling the promise
of AFS as a high-quality, open source, wide-area distributed file
Pioneered at Carnegie Mellon University and supported and developed as a
product by IBM Corporation, AFS offers mid-sized businesses, large
enterprises, and universities a scalable, high-performance, reliable,
and secure file-sharing system.
"USENIX has a long and proud history of supporting technical
development," said Ellie Young, Executive Director of the USENIX
Association. "Our donation to the OpenAFS project expresses our
commitment to supporting important technologies that offer potential
benefits to the entire computing community."
About the USENIX Association USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems
Association. For over 25 years, it has been the leading community for
engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on
the cutting edge of the computing world. USENIX conferences are the
essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of
technical advances in all aspects of computing systems. For more
information about the USENIX Association, visit http://www.usenix.org.