| Open discussion of the Charter is welcomed and new versions are updated and released incorporating improvements over time.
Sufficient notice is given to all member corporations in the case of changes, however, the current Charter is binding and no political bickering will be entered into.
Vision of ISS
To open 0.0 space for all Eve pilots by constructing and managing public outposts across Eve.
What is ISS?
A megacorporation specialised in operating and building public and private outposts.
ISS is a non-political entity. As such, our only political interest can be expressed as keeping our shareholders happy. ISS does not claim territory outside of outpost systems.
The alliance operates a number of outposts which are owned by shareholders from all over Eve. Each month, the revenue from these outposts is paid out as dividends to the shareholders.
We work to increase dividends to the shareholders who have entrusted us with the management of their outposts.
We offer to build and operate outposts for all alliances in Eve to our mutual benefit. The proceeds from these outposts finance the operation (Defence, Maintenance) of the public outposts.
Docking policy in public ISS outposts
- All EvE pilots are welcome to dock by default
- If a pilot or an entity systematically disrupts trade around the outpost systems, they may be denied docking rights.
- If an entity is kill-on-sight (KOS) to ISS it may be denied docking. An entity may become KOS for repeatedly attacking ISS ships.
- ISS allow pirates and fleets to dock but will respond to concerns of neighbours on docking rights.
- If an entity uses the outpost as a staging area to wage war, they may have their docking rights removed for the duration of the war.
Contact ISS Management (see FAQ) if your alliance have concerns and/or to report breaches of the charter.
Rules of engagement in PUBLIC ISS outpost systems
- ISS can not, and does not wish to, police the ISS outpost systems. All ships entering these systems do so at their own risk.
- If your entity encounters an entity with which you're at war in an ISS outpost system, you are free to prosecute the war.
- ISS Navy is authorized to clear the docking area of obvious gate camps. As a rule we wish that everyone is able to freely dock and undock.
- ISS Navy is authorized to break up pirate gate camps and prosecute threats, around the outposts and the trade routes leading to the outposts, in order to further free trade.
Rules of engagement PRIVATE outpost systems
This refers to private (alliance controlled) ISS outpost systems and territory under friendly alliance control to which ISS have been granted access
- Normal ISS rules of engagements are in effect
- ISS will not engage ships neutral to ISS
- ISS will not report on neutral fleet (neutral to ISS) movements to the host alliance
Example: If your alliance decide to attack an alliance with whom ISS have a regional deal, ISS will stay out of the fight, unless your alliance decide to attack ISS assets (e.g. ISS starbases) or restrict ISS traffic in the same region.
History of ISS
The Interstellar Starbase Syndicate was created in June 2005 as a 'grassroots' initiative by a number of independent POS operators. Our goal was to create an alliance, which would allow small and medium sized corporations access to 0.0 space under favourable conditions.
A few months later ISS evolved by creating the first Initial Public Offering of shares for the ISS Marginis outpost (Catch//KDF-GY), which became the first player built public outpost in the game.
The alliance has never held or claimed territory anywhere in Eve, but to protect shareholder interests, ISS evidently needs to maintain sovereignty in the outpost systems.
We've been responsible for a number of 'firsts' in any MMO: for example, the first ever IPO (initial public offering of shares), and the construction of the first publicly owned trading outpost in 0.0 space.
Here is an assortment of references to ISS, both from in-game and real world media coverage:
The Escapist: Trust Me
Kotaku: Is Eve-online better than WoW?
Second Life Herald: Deep-Space Outpost Goes Public
EvE-Online Player News: ISS Marginis opens for business
EvE-Online Player News: Revolutionary thinking
Membership requirements (member corporations)
- All members subscribe to the ISS vision and Rules Of Engagement
- Minimum 10 pilots in the corporation
- Minimum 500M liquid capital in the corp wallet
(prove by sending to [ISSO] upon application, ISK returned upon acceptance/rejection)
- Minimum 1 carrier or dreadnought operational per 20 members in the corp (rounded up, so 21 members = 2 carrier or dreadnoughts).
If your corporation is fresh from empire, it is possible, at the discretion of ISS Management, to replace the ship requirement with large deathstar starbases (as per ISS standards) deployed in ISS outpost systems. These contribute to static defense and are, as such, also beneficial to ISS.
- Required to participate with all hands in ISSO sanctioned operations. Specifically:
Note: ISS fleet operations other than the above are entirely voluntary. The expression 'all hands' cover a 'reasonable' level of participation. 'Reasonable' is defined by ISS Management.
- Member corporation pilots are required to sign up for the ISS forums (at an absolute minimum the CEO and the Directors)
- Member corporations must operate at least one Starbase (POS) within 4 weeks of joining ISS.
- Acceptance into ISS is furthermore subject to ISS Management approval - it is not automatic even if the member fulfil all the above requirements