"Over the last few years there has been a lot of fanfare around
open source companies and their liquidation events. Most of the
news has been around Sun's billion dollar acquisition of MySQL or
the Citrix acquisition of Xen and even Yahoo's acquisition of
Zimbra. In contrast there was little attention paid to the
SourceFire. Actually if you ask most open source users about
SourceFire they would probably answer 'SourceWho?'
"If you ask open source users if they have heard of ClamAV or
Snort they probably would be able to tell you that they are the
leading open source software for virus protection and intrusion
detection respectively. Recently, SourceFire has been in the news a
bit lately as Barracuda Networks has made a bid for their open
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