ISC seeks wider input for BIND 10
Computerworld Jan 13, 2012
The Internet Systems Consortium is looking for a few more good programmers to bring the next generation of its open source BIND DNS server software to fruition.
"The goal is to move away from having BIND a heavily sponsored corporate product," said Shane Kerr, ISC's BIND 10 engineering manager. "ISC will always maintain ownership of the code, but we would like there to be more of a community around it."
Friday, the ISC is holding a BIND Open Day near San Francisco, during which Kerr and other ISC engineers will discuss ISC's vision of getting contributions to BIND (The Berkeley Internet Name Domain) from a wider range of developers and users.
With more developers examining and working on BIND, bugs will be found and fixed more quickly, Kerr reasoned. "If other people are working on the code, they are more likely to solve the problems they have," Kerr said. And interested parties will be able to implement the features they want to see in the software.
BIND is the world's most widely used DNS server software. ISC estimates about 80 percent of the DNS servers globally run BIND. Previous versions of BIND were developed through a relatively small number of corporate and government sponsors. The software was first developed at the University of California, Berkeley, in the early 1980s, under a U.S. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) grant. It was subsequently maintained by Digital Equipment Corp. Read entire article
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