"In this FAQ, Paul answers some of the more frequently asked
questions surrounding the bind-members forum mailing list.
There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding this
action by the ISC. In this FAQ, Paul talks about why it was formed,
what the intentions of the ISC are, and how he feels it will
actually improve the level of security of BIND."
"Q: Does this mean ISC's software will no
longer be publically available?
A: NO. ISC's software is published under a
"BSD-style" license which allows full redistribution, in source or
binary, embedded or not, modified or not, with or without fee. This
has not changed, and will not change, ever."
"Q: What is the fee structure associated with
participation in the bind-members Forum?
A: This is still under consideration. An
announcement will follow. However, we anticipate a graduated fee
schedule similar to the X Consortium's."
"Q: Does this mean ISC and CERT are parting
A: Not at all. CERT has been ISC's partner in
the discovery and publication of critical bugs in BIND and other
software ever since ISC was founded, and ISC anticipates continuing
this relationship in the foreseeable future."
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