The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is looking for programmers to help develop the next generation of the open source Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) domain name server software.
ISC recently held the BIND Open Day, during which ISC's Shane Kerr discussed strategies for getting contributions from a wider range of developers and users. "If other people are working on the code, they are more likely to solve the problems they have," Kerr says. ISC hopes to have a production version of BIND 10 ready by the end of 2012.
BIND 10 will use different components from BIND 9, and the project's programmers are developing much of the software from scratch. Kerr says the modular approach will make it easier for outside developers and users to contribute because they will not have to understand the whole system to contribute one specific feature. In addition, he says "we expect [the new approach] to be a lot more resilient with coding bugs, which has been the source of most of the security problems with BIND 9."
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