The main activities are focused on promoting the development and maintenance of ns-3 software.  However, the ns-3 project continues to operate autonomously as an open source project.

The activities that the Consortium oversees are as follows:

  1. prepare a yearly scientific, technical, and financial report
  2. organize an annual meeting for Consortium members; this meeting may coincide with a technical conference or may be an independent event
  3. organize and provide for an annual single-day training course for Consortium members
  4. administrative items dealing with Consortium finances and project maintenance activities
  5. recommend or fund software development, tests, or documentation based on member contributions