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ICSI Spins out Venture-Backed XORP, Inc.

Released: 24-Jul-2008 2:05 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: International Computer Science Institute
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Newswise — The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) announced today that it has transferred its eXtensible Open Router Platform (XORP) technology to XORP, Inc. (, a startup founded by the leaders of the project ( and backed by two top-tier VC's, Onset Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. XORP, Inc. is led by network industry veteran and seasoned entrepreneur, Vivek Ragavan.

Today also marks the debut of the XORP 1.5 Release, the first community release of XORP to be made under the auspices of XORP, Inc. In a message to the community, the company stated its commitment both to supporting the community and code base and to building a successful open source business based on XORP.

ICSI's Director, Nelson Morgan, said "it's always exciting to see ICSI technology transferred into the real world, particularly when it can maintain its open source character. We have every confidence that the XORP team will excel in their new endeavor."

The International Computer Science Institute (lCSI) is a leading innovator in the field of computer science. Its international team of staff scientists and visitors develop cutting-edge technology and applications in computer networking, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, and speech and language processing.

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