ISC Joins With Universities To Provide Hosting Services For Mozilla Foundation
Redwood City, CA -- ISC (ISC) is proud to join Oregon State University, Georgia Tech and Indiana University as new points of distribution for the Mozilla project. The Mozilla project recently announced the formation of the Mozilla Foundation, an independent organization that will continue to promote the development, distribution and adoption of the award-winning Mozilla standards-based web applications and core technologies, including the Gecko browser layout engine.
Paul Vixie, Chairman of ISC, said "We are excited to be able to help the Mozilla Foundation with its efforts to promote open source applications by providing a distribution point for Mozilla software via IPv4 and IPv6. ISC has always been a strong advocate for open source software and this is one more way we can facilitate the distribution of open source software to the Internet community."
Mitchell Baker, President of the Mozilla Foundation, commented, "We are delighted that ISC, along with Georgia Tech, Oregon State University and Indiana University have agreed to help distribute our software. Free, reliable, high-speed download options for our technologies and products are critical to achieving broad adoption for our software. We are proud to be associated with ISC, with whom we share a passion for safeguarding standards on the Internet."
The Mozilla project's flagship product, Mozilla, is rapidly emerging as the most widely acclaimed web browser, recently receiving several industry awards. In addition, Mozilla is a cross-platform toolkit for developing Internet-based applications. By offering a set of components that can be used in a wide range of applications, are all open source, free of charge and have been tested through their use in Mozilla 1.5's end-user applications, Mozilla 1.5 enables developers to build applications for a cross-platform, network-centric world.
Myk Melez, the Mozilla project's Toolsmith, added, "ISC's and the Universities' contribution of reliable, high-bandwidth mirror sites to our network helped us serve hundreds of thousands of downloads of Mozilla 1.5, Mozilla Firebird, and Mozilla Thunderbird during the post-release rush last month."
Karstan Schwan, Director of Georgia Tech's Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems (CERCS), stated, "Open Source is a key element of many of our research projects, including those funded by some of our corporate sponsors like IBM and those funded by federal government agencies like the National Science Foundation. We are therefore happy to support nationally acclaimed Open Source efforts."
ISC was founded in 1993 to develop and publish high quality reference implementations of core Internet protocols including DNS and DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). ISC's DNS implementation, called BIND, was originally developed at UC Berkeley as part of the BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) system, and has subsequently been completely rewritten at ISC. Most DNS servers on the Internet run BIND or BIND- derived software. Currently there are only 13 root servers, from A to M, in the world. ISC operates and maintains the F-root server. ISC's reference implementation of DHCP is the de facto standard for all UNIX and UNIX-like systems including Linux and BSD. http://www.isc.org.
About the Mozilla Foundation
The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization created to make the Mozilla project a successful open source project. The Mozilla project provides open source Internet client software that includes a browser, mail and news functionality, and a toolkit for developing web-based applications. The Mozilla Foundation has been incorporated as a California public benefit corporation and is seeking to obtain 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit organization. It is based in Mountain View, California. Mozilla and the Mozilla logo are trademarks of the Mozilla Foundation.
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