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1AFS is a distributed file system that enables users to share and
2access all of the files stored in a network of computers as easily as
3they access the files stored on their local machines. The file system is
4called distributed for this exact reason: files can reside on many
5different machines, but are available to users on every machine.
7OpenAFS 1.0 was originally released by IBM under the terms of the
8IBM Public License 1.0 (IPL10). For details on IPL10 see the LICENSE
9file in this directory. The current OpenAFS distribution is licensed
10under a combination of the IPL10 and many other licenses as granted by
11the relevant copyright holders. The LICENSE file in this directory
12contains more details, thought it is not a comprehensive statement.
14See INSTALL for information about building and installing OpenAFS
15on various platforms.
17See CODING for developer information and guidelines.
19See NEWS for recent changes to OpenAFS.