ISC Founder to become Chairman, Chief Scientist
Redwood City, CA – January 7, 2011. Visionary ISC founder and president Paul Vixie has accepted the role of Chairman and Chief Scientist of the growing company and has appointed Barry Greene his successor as President.
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), was formed in 1994 by Vixie and other leading Internet pioneers, who foresaw the need for an independent organization committed to developing the key Internet software needed to ensure for the greater good the resiliency and transparency of the Internet. ISC is best known as the developer and maintainer of BIND, which enjoys a global market share of more than 80% of the visible global Domain Name Servers. But ISC has also, under Vixie’s guidance, led in the way in other core Internet technologies.
"There are two huge technical crises arising simultaneously,” said Paul. “The Internet is running out of address space and at the same time the level of criminal activity is increasing sharply. It’s the perfect storm. We need to deploy IPv6 and DNSSEC more or less simultaneously, and we need to develop and deploy, quickly, new technologies and new methodologies to measure and understand what is happening out there. I need to turn my full attention to these pressing and difficult problems, and I know that ISC will be in good hands with Barry as president.”
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation widely known for world-class Internet software engineering and network operations. Its founders include key Internet pioneers Rick Adams, Paul Vixie, and Carl Malamud with other key Internet luminaries, Dave Farber, Stephen Wolff and Fred Baker serving on its Board.
ISC software, of which BIND and ISC DHCP are the two best-known examples, is always 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 (SNS@ISC) both for non-profit and commercial enterprises. ISC continues to be 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 specific fees for services. For program or donation information, please visit our website at http://www.isc.org.
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