Ann Arbor's Linux Box CTO Mentors Student Participating in the 2008 Google Summer of Code Program

OpenAFS – A Network Distributed File System

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – April 24th, 2008 Ann Arbor based Linux Box Corporation is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the exciting 2008 Google Summer of Code on behalf of the OpenAFS project (

Matt Benjamin, the CTO of Linux Box Corporation, will be mentoring Andreas Matsikaris implementing per-file access control lists for OpenAFS, one of 5 OpenAFS projects selected for funding in the 2008 Google Summer of Code.

This is the fourth year of Google Summer of Code – a program that has brought together over 1500 students and 2000 mentors from 90 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. This year, Google is welcoming 1125 student contributors and 175 Free and Open Source projects into the program. You can find out more about each participating organization and abstracts of their accepted students' proposals by visiting each organization's page, below. We'll be posting regular news about the program to the Google Open Source Blog (

OpenAFS is a distributed file system product, that offers a client-server architecture for federated file sharing and replicated read-only content distribution, providing location independence, scalability, security, and transparent migration capabilities. OpenAFS is available for a broad range of computer systems including UNIX, Linux, MacOS X, and Microsoft Windows


The Linux Box Corporation is an ISO 9001:2000 certified, privately held project management and consulting practice based in Ann Arbor, Michigan that specializes in open source technology on Linux and Unix-like platforms. Since 1999, Linux Box has provided high-quality, customized open source software design, development, knowledge transfer and support services to customers spanning numerous vertical markets. Linux Box works closely with customers to develop customized software that meets individual needs, giving businesses control over their IT operations while reducing costs and maintaining competitive advantage.

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