[Snort-users] v2.8.4 incorrect logging to MySQL

pieter claassen pieter at ...14485...
Tue Apr 14 17:51:30 EDT 2009


This is from the license file included in snortsp-3.0.0b3:

* The Snort Security Platform and its included engine module software
* ("Snort") is the copyrighted work  of Sourcefire, Inc. (C) 2007-2008
* Sourcefire, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  This program is free software; you
* may use, redistribute and/or modify this  software only under the terms
* and conditions of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
* Software Foundation; Version 2 with the clarifications and exceptions
* described below.
...

Are you saying there is something else happening here?

Pieter

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:06 PM, Loyal A Moses <loyalmoses at ...3027...> wrote:
>
> Marty,
>
> Do you mean open source as in GPL or equivalent or as in we can all
> read the source?
>
> A quote from you:
>
> "We're also saying that people who want to
> contribute code to the project do so with the knowledge that we're
> going to consider the code as assigned to Sourcefire unless other
> arrangements are made."
>
> That doesn't sound so "open source" to me and more like a charade.
>
> And another quote in the same posting by you:
>
> "Given that we need to be able to offer Snort under an alternative
> license for commercial integrators who are integrating Snort and
> don't want to adhere to the GPL it's essential that we retain the
> right to relicense the totality of the codebase."
>
> Now, there is the real reason.
>
> Just be direct and communicate that version 3 will not be GPL and
> Sourcefire will now retain all rights. Unless you plan on having two
> source branches with zero intellectual-property cross over and
> licensed independently.
>
> I am not hostile towards the concept. The concept is business and it
> is what it is.
>
> Loyal.
>
> On Apr 14, 2009, at 1:40 PM, Martin Roesch wrote:
>
>> Snort 3.0 is open source.
>>
>> Marty
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Loyal A Moses <loyalmoses at ...3027...>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Snort is open source, until version 3. But that is a whole other
>>> argument.
>>> On Apr 14, 2009, at 1:11 PM, Joel Esler wrote:
>>>
>>> No one is taking a vote, we just said, "if we had a vote in it..."
>>> I'd
>>> rather take the code out of the IDS/IPS and put it into an output
>>> module.
>>>  One that is maintained well (as Shawn said).
>>> Snort is an open source program, I don't see harm in discussion on
>>> Snort's
>>> own mailing lists do you?
>>> J
>>>
>>> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Loyal A Moses <loyalmoses at ...3027...>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Is Sourcefire limited on development skill or man power?
>>>>
>>>> It makes no sense at all to remove one of the most common facilities
>>>> in use by snort users because it is "too complex".
>>>>
>>>> In the end, you'll do what you are going to do regardless of the
>>>> community -- we've seen it before. But don't use "complexity" and
>>>> "bugs" as the excuse.
>>>>
>>>> Sourcefire is a publicly traded company -- Is it smart to be taking
>>>> votes on product development from a mailing list? I wouldn't think
>>>> so.
>>>>
>>>> Loyal.
>>>>
>>>> On Apr 14, 2009, at 11:52 AM, Jason Brvenik wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I have an ulterior motive and it is simple.
>>>>>
>>>>> Many of the bugs and issues over time with snort have been in
>>>>> output
>>>>> plugins. Make one well supported, tested, unified method designed
>>>>> for
>>>>> best performance and while doing so it improves the
>>>>> supportability and
>>>>> maintainability of the code base.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 2:39 PM, Loyal A Moses <loyalmoses at ...3027...>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> My vote is to provide as many output options as possible, to help
>>>>>> keep
>>>>>> snort used as a tool.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The argument of code complexity being a good reason to remove
>>>>>> output
>>>>>> facilities is only valid if the code is written poorly and not
>>>>>> modular. This wheel doesn't need re-invented and this
>>>>>> conversation is
>>>>>> kind of silly, unless there is ulterior motives for actually
>>>>>> wanting
>>>>>> to remove this support.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Loyal.
>>>>>>
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