[Snort-users] [Fwd: Administrivia: Symantec acquiring SecurityFocus]

Rob Hughes rob at ...1932...
Thu Jul 18 06:31:05 EDT 2002

On Thu, 2002-07-18 at 04:58, Kistler Ueli wrote:  I hope Sourcefire will
not be acquired by Symantec one day.. ;)
damn.. 75mio$

Q. What is the Symantec strategy for keeping data sources?

A. We believe it is critical to maintain the integrity of the existing
   security community currently part of the SecurityFocus portal and
   Bugtraq mailing list.
.. hopefully 
Have a nice day

  Ueli Kistler
  iuk at ...1171...


Too bad, as no good can come of this. Look at PGP, the Axent debacle, or
pretty much any other company Symantec has demol^H^H^H^H^Hacquired.
Things will inevitably change, as Symantec will being to exert their
culture of non-verifiable "disclosure" and patches.

My .02,

Remember: the only difference between
being the champ and the chump is u.
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