I was asked recently, "why is ISC a not-for-profit?" Apparently we walk
like a for-profit and we quack like a for-profit but we are in fact not
for-profit. Most companies with a strong brand like ours have share
holders. Why not ISC?
Primarily because the infrastructure we're responsible for -- BIND, F-root,
our network -- has to be kept in the public interest. If the current
staff and board got killed by a freak meteor shower, it's nice to know
that our successors couldn't take ISC's assets out of the public's service.