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Open Source Initiative Welcomes Internet Systems Consortium as Newest Affiliate Member
Core community in developing and maintaining the Internet's infrastructure adds it's voice, experience and leadership to open source advocacy.
By: The Open Source Initiative
Over the years a number of software systems have either found a home at ISC or were created by ISC to better support the Internet’s infrastructure. Most impressively, all of ISC's software is distributed with an OSI-Approved Open Source License and is readily available on their website. In fact, ISC is an author of an OSI Approved License, aptly named, “ISC License.”
“There are only a few organizations that can truly be credited for building the networked society we live in today. ISC is one of those organizations,”
The OSI Affiliate Member Program, available at no-cost, allows non-profit and not-for-profit organizations—
Jeff Osborn, President of ISC added, "ISC has developed and supported open source systems for many years. We are delighted to join forces with other open source advocates and developers to help bring a unified voice to our growing movement.”
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation widely known for world‐class Internet software engineering and network operations. Founded in 1994 under an initial grant from UUNET, ISC is governed today by a 4-member Board of Directors. ISC software, of which BIND, ISC DHCP and Kea are the best‐known examples, is open source. ISC created and maintains Internet core technology.
ISC also operates a high‐reliability global network of DNS root servers (F‐root, DLV and AS112). ISC is actively involved in Internet protocol and standards development. ISC is supported financially by donations, and by revenues from technical support and advance security notification services. A community of committed technical experts responds to user questions on ISC’s popular public mailing lists and package ISC software for all of the major UNIX and Linux distributions. For further information, please visit https://www.isc.org/
About the Open Source Initiative
Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative (http://opensource.org) protects and promotes open source by providing a foundation for community success. It champions open source in society through education, infrastructure and collaboration. As the steward of the Open Source Definition, the OSI is recognized internationally as the sole standards body for certifying open source licenses and preventing abuse of the open source concept by bad actors. The (OSI) is a California public benefit corporation, with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.