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LinuxSecurity.com: Bind-Member Forum FAQ

Feb 06, 2001, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Vixie)

"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 ways?

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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