The OpenAFS Foundation is a 501(c)(3), US based, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the stability and growth of OpenAFS, an open source implementation of the AFS distributed network filesystem.

2021 AFS Technologies Workshop

A 2021 Virtual AFS Technologies Workshop is in development. Please check the workshop website for updates!

2020 AFS Technologies Workshop

We are sad to announce the 2020 AFS Technologies Workshop has been cancelled due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 AFS Workshop a Success

The 2019 workshop held in Pittsburgh was a huge success. Thanks to the speakers who gave fun informative talks. And thanks to all the attendees and our sponsor.

First Grant Application

We are excited to report the Foundation's first grant application: On 06/28/18, a "concept note" for a grant application was submitted on the behalf of The OpenAFS Foundation, Inc, to The Open Technology Fund's "Internet Freedom project" category. The application is for implementation of IPv6 support to OpenAFS. The requested amount is $80,000. If the "concept note" is accepted, a full grant application will need to follow.

OpenAFS 1.8.0

The OpenAFS Guardians are happy to announce the availability of the fifth prerelease candidate of OpenAFS 1.8.0. This is a release candidate for the final version of 1.8.0. Please assist the guardians by deploying and testing this release and providing positive or negative feedback.

Errors and Omissions Insurance

The OpenAFS Foundation is pleased to announce Errors and Omissions insurance covering the OpenAFS developer community. For more information, please see the insurance binder and the insurance policy .

What does The Foundation do?

The Foundation provides strategic direction and aims to raise money to support the development and maintenance of OpenAFS. Find out About The Foundation.

Who leads The Foundation?

The OpenAFS Foundation is spear-headed by a volunteer Board of Directors. This Board consists of volunteers, who are primarily OpenAFS users, community leaders, or other prominent members of the OpenAFS community.

The Board of Directors meets weekly. Each week, the Secretary will post agendas, minutes, and resolutions from the Board meetings.

What is OpenAFS?

OpenAFS is an open source software project implementing the AFS protocol, which is used for accessing files over a network as if they were on a local disk. Information about the OpenAFS software itself can be found on

How can you help?

There are several ways that you can help OpenAFS, whether by donating money, equipment, time and effort or talent.