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

The activities that the Consortium oversees are as follows:

  • organize an annual meeting for Consortium members; this meeting may coincide with a technical conference or may be an independent event. This event is typically the annual Workshop on ns-3.
  • organize and provide for an annual training course for Consortium members, typically held with the annual Workshop on ns-3.
  • recommend or fund software development, tests, or documentation based on member contributions.
  • administrative items dealing with Consortium finances and project maintenance activities.