About NLnet LabsThe Internet is a global system with an impact on our society as profound as the impact of the printing press and the industrial revolution. Its success and societal relevance finds its root in a cultural and technological approach called Openness.
Stichting NLnet Labs (NLnet Labs for short) is a not for profit foundation founded in 1999 in the Netherlands. Its statutes define its objectives: to develop Open Source software and open standards for the benefit of the Internet.
The foundation believes that the Openness of the network, as enabled by technology and policy, thrives human wellbeing and prosperity. By contributing technology and expertise in the form of Open Source Software and Open Standards, we contribute to wellbeing and prosperity for all.
MissionNLnet Labs' mission is:
To provide globally recognized innovations and expertise for those technologies that turn a network of networks into an Open Internet for All.
» Read more about the mission of NLnet Labs on our Labs' Mission Page or in our Strategic Plan.
HistoryNLnet Labs was founded in 1999 by Stichting NLnet. It started with a team of two employees working on the DNSSEC project. The budget of NLnet Labs was initially based on long term investment for development with a staff of five to six people and provided through a subsidies by the Stichting NLnet. See our contributors page and our annual reports for more information about current funding.
Science Park 400
1098 XH Amsterdam
Strategic PlanStrategic Plan
ANBI InformationNLnet Labs is a not-for-profit (ANBI, Algemeen Nut Beoogende Instelling).
Remuneration PolicyRemuneration Policy
Annual Report 2012 pdf.
Annual Report 2011 pdf.
Annual Report 2010 pdf.
Annual Report 2009 pdf.
Annual Report 2008 pdf.
Annual Report 2007 pdf.