[Snort-users] Site and license updates

Douglas K. Fischer fischerdk at ...13164...
Thu Mar 10 17:44:55 EST 2005

Martin Roesch wrote:

>You squealed, we listened!
>Ok guys, based on feedback from the community we have made a few 
>changes to the license and web site.
>1. The feared audit provision has been replaced by the following:
>License Compliance. You may be requested by Sourcefire to provide a 
>certificate, signed by your authorized representative, that you are 
>using the VRT Certified Rules consistent with a Permitted Use.  In the 
>event your use of the VRT Certified Rules is not in compliance with a 
>Permitted Use, or if you otherwise violate the terms of this Agreement, 
>Sourcefire may, since remedies at law may be inadequate, in addition to 
>its other remedies: (a) demand return of the VRT Certified Rules; (b) 
>forbid and enjoin your further use of the VRT Certified Rules; (c) 
>assess you a use fee appropriate to your actual use of the VRT 
>Certified Rules.
>The revised license is now available at 
>http://www.snort.org/about_snort/licenses/vrt_license.html. All 
>Sourcefire VRT Certified Rulesets will be governed by this license 
>unless otherwise communicated by Sourcefire.
>2. Oink Codes for Oinkmaster are now generated based on your username
>and do not require an Internet IP address of the snort box. Previous 
>Oink Codes generated with an IP address will still work as expected.
>3. The Rule Search functionality is currently being revised and will be 
>available this week.
>I would like to thank everyone for being patient as we are rolling out 
>these new changes. If you have any other questions or concerns about 
>the licensing or web site, please let us know. As I have said before, 
>we continue to have the interest of the Snort community at heart so we 
>are always willing to listen and try to improve.
>If anyone has any questions or comments please send mail to me or 
>snort-feedback at ...1935... and we'll get back to you.
Thanks Marty et al. Your attention and receptiveness to the issues 
raised is much appreciated.


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