Internet Systems Consortium

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Internet Systems Consortium, Inc., also known as ISC, is a Delaware-registered, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that supports the infrastructure of the universal, self-organizing Internet by developing and maintaining core production-quality software, protocols, and operations.wikipedia
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BIND

BIND 9GeoDNSBerkeley Internet Name Domain
ISC has developed several key Internet technologies that enable the global Internet, including: BIND, ISC DHCP and Kea.
Starting in 2009, the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) developed a new software suite, initially called BIND10.

Kea (software)

Kea
ISC has developed several key Internet technologies that enable the global Internet, including: BIND, ISC DHCP and Kea.
Kea is an open-source DHCP server being developed, primarily in C++, by the Internet Systems Consortium, authors of ISC DHCP, also known as DHCPd.

DHCPD

ISC DHCP
ISC has developed several key Internet technologies that enable the global Internet, including: BIND, ISC DHCP and Kea.
This reference implementation of DHCP is developed by the Internet Systems Consortium and is supported on Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

Paul Vixie

Originally the company was founded as the Internet Software Consortium, Inc. The founders included Paul Vixie, Rick Adams and Carl Malamud.
After he left DEC in 1994, he founded Internet Software Consortium (ISC) together with Rick Adams and Carl Malamud to support BIND and other software for the Internet.

Carl Malamud

Originally the company was founded as the Internet Software Consortium, Inc. The founders included Paul Vixie, Rick Adams and Carl Malamud.
He was a visiting professor at the MIT Media Laboratory and is the former chairman of the Internet Software Consortium.

ISC license

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ISC developed and uses the ISC license, which is functionally similar to the simplified BSD and MIT licenses.
The ISC license is a permissive free software license published by the Internet Software Consortium, nowadays called Internet Systems Consortium (ISC).

InterNetNews

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Over the years a number of additional software systems were operated under ISC (for example: INN and Lynx) to better support the Internet's infrastructure.
The package is maintained by volunteers, and development is hosted by the Internet Systems Consortium.

Root name server

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ISC operates one of the 13 global authoritative DNS root servers, F-root.

Nominum

Some aspects of its software have, in the past, been developed by developers that are commercially employed by Nominum, amongst others.
Nominum was founded in 1999 to develop BIND 9 and ISC DHCP3 for the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC).

Rick Adams (Internet pioneer)

Rick Adams
Originally the company was founded as the Internet Software Consortium, Inc. The founders included Paul Vixie, Rick Adams and Carl Malamud.
The nonprofit has spent that money for many UNIX-related charitable causes over the years, such as supporting the Internet Software Consortium.

Open Source Applications Foundation

OSAF
*Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF)
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC)

Delaware General Corporation Law

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Internet Systems Consortium, Inc., also known as ISC, is a Delaware-registered, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that supports the infrastructure of the universal, self-organizing Internet by developing and maintaining core production-quality software, protocols, and operations.

501(c)(3) organization

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Internet Systems Consortium, Inc., also known as ISC, is a Delaware-registered, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that supports the infrastructure of the universal, self-organizing Internet by developing and maintaining core production-quality software, protocols, and operations.

Corporation

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Internet Systems Consortium, Inc., also known as ISC, is a Delaware-registered, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that supports the infrastructure of the universal, self-organizing Internet by developing and maintaining core production-quality software, protocols, and operations.

Internet

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Internet Systems Consortium, Inc., also known as ISC, is a Delaware-registered, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that supports the infrastructure of the universal, self-organizing Internet by developing and maintaining core production-quality software, protocols, and operations.

Communication protocol

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Internet Systems Consortium, Inc., also known as ISC, is a Delaware-registered, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that supports the infrastructure of the universal, self-organizing Internet by developing and maintaining core production-quality software, protocols, and operations.

Internet protocol suite

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ISC has developed several key Internet technologies that enable the global Internet, including: BIND, ISC DHCP and Kea.

IPv6 transition mechanism

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Other software projects no longer in active development include OpenReg and ISC AFTR (an implementation of an IPv4/IPv6 transition protocol based on Dual-Stack Lite).

Domain Name System

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ISC operates one of the 13 global authoritative DNS root servers, F-root.

Lynx (web browser)

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Over the years a number of additional software systems were operated under ISC (for example: INN and Lynx) to better support the Internet's infrastructure.

NetBSD

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ISC also expanded their operational activities to include Internet hosting facilities for other open-source projects such as NetBSD, XFree86, kernel.org, secondary name-service (SNS) for more than 50 top-level domains, and a DNS OARC (Operations, Analysis and Research Center) for monitoring and reporting of the Internet's DNS.

XFree86

XFree86 1.1 License
ISC also expanded their operational activities to include Internet hosting facilities for other open-source projects such as NetBSD, XFree86, kernel.org, secondary name-service (SNS) for more than 50 top-level domains, and a DNS OARC (Operations, Analysis and Research Center) for monitoring and reporting of the Internet's DNS.

Kernel.org

ISC also expanded their operational activities to include Internet hosting facilities for other open-source projects such as NetBSD, XFree86, kernel.org, secondary name-service (SNS) for more than 50 top-level domains, and a DNS OARC (Operations, Analysis and Research Center) for monitoring and reporting of the Internet's DNS.

Top-level domain

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ISC also expanded their operational activities to include Internet hosting facilities for other open-source projects such as NetBSD, XFree86, kernel.org, secondary name-service (SNS) for more than 50 top-level domains, and a DNS OARC (Operations, Analysis and Research Center) for monitoring and reporting of the Internet's DNS.

Internet Engineering Task Force

IETFInternet Engineering Task Force (IETF)working group
ISC is actively involved in community design process; it authors and participates in the development of the IETF standards, including the production of managed open-source software used as a reference implementation of the DNS.