[Snort-users] Sourcefire Tactics - New Licensing
j.riden at ...11179...
Thu Mar 3 11:44:10 EST 2005
"Peter J Manis" <pmanis at ...5068...> writes:
> I agree. This is sad. Essentially, what is happening here is
> taking the open out of the opensource. First the rules from
> Sourcefire, and now they are trying to take Bleeding Snort. I
> understand if Sourcefire is upset about a few individuals using
> their rules, but what business do they have attempting to take
> Bleeding Snort under their control? This is clearly a coorporation
> hoax to monopolize the development of Snort rules, first by
> licensing the Sourcefire rules, and now trying to get Bleeding Snort
> to abide by their licenses! Next will be Snort itself!
I suggest you ask for your money back.
This is not the end of the world; it's precisely what the GPL was
designed for. Anyone who wants to fork the current sourcecode and
rulebase may do so, and do their own development.
James Riden / j.riden at ...11179... / Systems Security Engineer
Information Technology Services, Massey University, NZ.
GPG public key available at: http://www.massey.ac.nz/~jriden/
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