The NS-3 Consortium is a collection of organizations cooperating to support and develop the ns-3 software. It operates in support of the open source project by providing a point of contact between industrial members and ns-3 developers, by sponsoring events in support of ns-3 such as users’ days and workshops, by supporting maintenance for ns-3’s core, and by supporting administrative activities necessary to conduct a large open source project.

Membership to the Consortium is open to those institutions that sign the membership agreement.  The Consortium operations are overseen by an Advisory Board composed of consortium members and the Director and Associate Director from the University of Washington