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"The ISC is supporting a project to stabilize and test Quagga, open-source networking software. The project, called the Open Source Routing Project, is exciting because it could help make a cheap, open-source router a reality.

The ISC created the Open Source Routing Project in August after Google came to it requesting help in creating a community around Quagga. Google is a champion of the Open Source Routing Project (and Quagga) because it wants cheaper, highly programmable routers it can use in its network. Stephen Stuart, of Google says the search giant will use the open-source router it created called the Open LSR to use in its core network. The router is a combination of merchant switching silicon, a commodity server, the OpenFlow protocol and the Quagga open-source code.

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