[Snort-users] RE: SPADE project

Matt Jonkman mjonkman at ...12231...
Mon Mar 7 11:31:20 EST 2005

We're very glad you're staying where things are working Simon. You're
more than welcome to stay as long as you can.

I do hope that Demarc and anyone else will consider contributing to the
project. Having multiple branches of SPADE with the same goal would be


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Biles [mailto:simon.biles at ...11827...] 
Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2005 3:26 AM
To: jebrahimi at ...4451...
Cc: Matt Jonkman; snort-sigs at lists.sourceforge.net;
snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: SPADE project

Dear Demarc,

Thanks very much for the offer of being involved with your renewed
interest in the SPADE project. Despite my inital response of being
interested in being involved, further thought on the matter and
discussion with friends and colleauges has led me to realise that I
really do have a choice, and I have decided to excercise that choice and
continue with the branch of SNORT that has allready been established on

I and others have for the last year and more been using and modifying
SPADE without Demarc, and are happy with the direction that we are going
with it. I don't feel that at this point it is in the best interests of
the project to cease development in favour of yet another branch.

We are allways interested in taking on contributors and you are more
than welcome to contribute to the project any code or ideas that you
might wish to see included in future versions of SPADE.

Kind Regards,

Simon Biles

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Joel Ebrahimi" <jebrahimi-at-demarc.com>
To: <si-at-computersecurityonline.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 11:31:12 -0800 (PST)
Subject: SPADE project
Hi Simon,

I'm writing on behalf of Demarc's Open Source Development Team. As you
know, Silicon Defense transferred their rights in the SPADE project to
our company when they dissolved.  Unfortunately at that time Demarc did
not have a team to dedicate to maintaining the project.  Users have
asked us if we would spearhead some more work on it though and we have
started building out a team
to do just that.   We just launched a new web site for our community
such as SPADE and our new Certified Open Signatures program.  You can
check it out at http://snort.demarc.com/

I have been asked to contact everyone that has made significant
contributions to the SPADE project to see if you are still actively
developing code for SPADE and, if not, to see if you'd like to become
active again!  While we have company sponsorship now and dedicated
resources, there's no way we can do it without help from people like

Please let me know if you'd like to be a part of it.


Joel Ebrahimi
Demarc Security, Inc.

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