[Snort-sigs] Check Point Software Technologies to Acquire Sourcefire

Eric J. Bowser ebowser at ...2597...
Thu Oct 6 12:08:58 EDT 2005

What does this mean for rules?

Will a GPL'd rulebase still be available with each point release of the
snort engine?


On Thu, 2005-10-06 at 07:32 -0400, Jennifer Steffens wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> We are very excited to announce that Check Point has signed an agreement 
> to acquire Sourcefire. We understand that this announcement affects not 
> only Sourcefire but the community as well. We want to be sure to put 
> everyone's mind at ease that Snort is now and will continue to be free 
> to end-users.  We will continue to develop and distribute the Snort 
> engine under the GPL, improve and document the program to stay on the 
> cutting edge and expand the snort.org web site.  The community 
> continues, as always, to be important to us as a group of people who use 
> the code pervasively throughout the entire Internet, report on problems 
> and make suggestions and contributions to the project.  Check Point is 
> very excited about continuing Sourcefire’s involvement with the open 
> source community!
> Read a message from Marty Roesch, Snort creator, to the community at 
> http://www.snort.org/about_snort/msg_from_marty/mr_100605.html.
> Regards,
> Jennifer
> --
> Jennifer Steffens
> Director, Product Management - Snort
> Sourcefire, Inc
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