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SearchSecurity: Snort (Rules) for Sale

Mar 23, 2005, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shawna McAlearney)

[ Thanks to smcalearney for this link. ]

"Open source IDS Snort is quietly ushering in changes to its license agreement that allows it to charge for timely, tested rules. Sourcefire, manager of the open source project, said some vendors relying on those rules for their own commercial products aren't pleased.

"'Sourcefire [is] preventing other commercial entities from profiting from their work [specifically, rules] without contributing back to the community,' said Gary Hein, service director for Burton Group's Application Platform Strategies division..."

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