Internet Systems Consortium is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity.
We do not have a foundation.
We employ full-time, professional software engineers to maintain the code that you can download for free. Please support us if you can. Even small donations are much appreciated.
A few of the initiatives we plan for 2016, that you could help support, include:
- Development and release of BIND 9.11, with significant new features
- BIND maintenance releases on 9.9 and 9.10 trains
- DHCP maintenance releases (4.3.4, 4.1-ESV-R13) and our last planned feature train, 4.4)
- Kea DHCP release 1.1 (we released 1.0 in the last week of 2015)
- New and updated Knowledgebase articles on BIND and DHCP
- Management and operation of F-root nodes around the world
If you make a donation you will receive an email from us acknowledging the donation and we will add you to the ilst of donors on the web site.
- We accept donations from organizations. You can mail us a check (see ‘Contact ISC’ for our mailing address). If your organization would prefer to donate via purchase order, please contact us at email@example.com and someone will get back to you promptly.
- Alternatively, perhaps you can ask your employer to subscribe to our software. Many of the organizations who pay for support subscriptions do so primarily in order to support our work in maintaining and enhancing our open source software, but also want to receive advance notification of security vulnerabilities. This is a way you can support our work, but also derive a special benefit for your organization.
- Sponsored development. Our fundraising from support subscriptions and donations is generally not enough to fund development of new projects. We have had some generous sponsors in the past who have funded major projects, such as the development of the Kea DHCP server, or individual software features. If your organization has an interest in a significant new feature or new project, contact us to discuss sponsorship.
If you are using our software and share in our Open Source vision, please consider making a donation today.
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2016 Donors – Thank You!
Gavin Montague / John Daniels
The Commerce Company
Winfried Pohl IT-Services
Mike Reinstein – for NTP
Jon Seidel – for NTP
DzFlexibility – for NTP
Jeremy Towers – for NTP
THANK YOU for supporting Open Source!
ISC is grateful for those organizations who have sponsored development of new open source software and software features. Some of our sponsored projects have included BIND 10, OHGF, the Kea DHCP Server, ISC DHCP, and Open Source Routing Forum. If you or your employer is interested in sponsoring development of a new software system or a new software feature, please contact us via mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will reply promptly.