[Snort-users] Checkpoint Acquisition and the future of Open Source Snort

Jennifer Steffens jennifer.steffens at ...1935...
Fri Oct 7 07:42:29 EDT 2005

Ok just so there is no confusion...Marty wrote the message, not 
Mary...and I am off to get more coffee now :)

Jennifer Steffens wrote:
> Both Marty and Gil Shwed, Check Point CEO, have commented on this. In a 
> letter to customers and partners, Gil Shwed wrote "Check Point is fully 
> committed to all existing Sourcefire and Check Point product lines and 
> the Snort open source community, and we look forward to further growing 
> these solutions in the future."
> In addition, Mary wrote a message to the community that states "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!"
> You can read Marty's full message at 
> http://www.snort.org/about_snort/msg_from_marty/mr_100605.html
> Cheers,
> Jennifer
> -- 
> Jennifer Steffens
> Director, Product Management - Snort
> Sourcefire, Inc
> Sam Evans wrote:
>> I think this email is directed more at the Sourcefire folks more so 
>> than the list, but I am curious as to the future of Open Source Snort 
>> now that Checkpoint is in the mix?  Will it remain Open Soruce?
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