SOURCE: Internet Systems Consortium

Internet Systems Consortium

October 10, 2013 09:00 ET

Internet Systems Consortium Renews Commitment to BIND as Open Source

Jeff Osborn Named President

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2013) - Internet Systems Consortium's (ISC) Board of Directors named Jeff Osborn as Executive Director with the explicit goal of ensuring production-quality, fully featured nameserver software is available as open source with no financial barriers to its use. Osborn will also serve as President of DNSco, ISC's commercial subsidiary.

"I am both thrilled and humbled to be trusted with the task of leading ISC," said Osborn. "I am proud to contribute to ISC's storied history of commitment to the global Internet community, and I look forward to working closely with our many and varied stakeholders. DNSco also has a key role to play as the primary funding vehicle for our public benefit work, and has an opportunity to address the growing threats to the DNS from a business support perspective."

ISC and DNSco continue to develop, maintain and distribute BIND and ISC DHCP as open source software. ISC makes essential infrastructure software available; DNSco offers professional support subscriptions for ground-level business continuity planning. DNSco is a commercial business tasked with generating revenue to sustain both itself and its parent company.

Find Jeff Osborn on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-osborn/0/651/880

About ISC
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 5-member Board of Directors. ISC software, of which BIND and ISC DHCP are the two best‐known examples, is open source. Our passion is Internet core technology. Our widely‐imitated Managed Open Source process ensures the quality of our software while keeping it completely open and available. ISC operates high‐reliability global networks of DNS root servers (F‐root) and authoritative DNS servers both for non‐profit and commercial enterprises. ISC is actively involved in Internet protocol and standards development, particularly in the areas of DNSSEC and IPv6. ISC is supported by donations from generous sponsors, by program membership fees, and by increasing revenues from DNSco, a for-profit subsidiary. For further information, please visit http://www.isc.org.

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