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Linux Journal: Tripwire Opens Up "Best of Breed" Security Tool

Mar 04, 2000, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Penn)

"Security tools maker Tripwire has announced that its flagship product, Tripwire, would be fully open sourced during the third quarter (July, August, September) of 2000. The announcement also included Tripwire, Inc.'s plan to host what they are calling the Tripwire Open Source Project on VA Linux Systems' SourceForge open source development web site, and partnership agreements with Caldera Systems, SGI and Red Hat."

"In many ways, Tripwire, Inc.'s open sourcing of its Tripwire product is a return to its roots. With origins in academia and the fact that the source code for Tripwire's Academic Source Release (ASR) has been widely available since 1992, Tripwire's move to open source its "significantly enhanced commercial version" is perhaps less dramatic than similar moves by other companies. But one of the especially significant aspects of the Tripwire announcement is that the company is providing source code for its flagship product, as opposed to merely open sourcing older versions of outmoded or even virtually obsolete software."

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