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LinuxInsider: Nessus 3.0: The End of the Age of Open-Source Innocence?

Dec 22, 2005, 18:15 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer LeClaire)

"Nessus, maker of one of the most popular open-source vulnerability scanner programs available, changed its licensing agreement with the release of version 3.0.0 on December 12, causing a bit of a stir among security industry players that rely on the code as a component of their commercial solutions. The latest version is not available under the GPL license, but instead will be sold as a commercial product.

"The recent licensing changes affect a broad spectrum of users, including corporations, the open-source community, and even businesses using services that use Nessus. So what exactly does this mean for open source? Is it the end of the age of innocence? What options do interested parties have going forward...?"

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