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Washington Post: An Open-Access Beginning for Sourcefire's Founders

Jun 17, 2003, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ellen McCarthy)

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"Martin Roesch spent one weekend in 1998 playing around with designs for a network security program. Roesch eventually released his 'little program' as an open-source product that could be used by anyone with the technical prowess to access the software.

"Over the next few years, Roesch's program, called Snort, was refined and expanded as others offered feedback. Snort grew in popularity, but it was still just a hobby for Roesch until he left a start-up firm in late 2000 and was forced to think about making a career move..."

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