Thursday, October 06, 2005

Nessus security tool closes its source

Nessus security tool closes its source

"The source code of one of the world's most popular free security tools will no longer be available to all, with its creator stating its open source licence was fuelling competition against his company."

It is always sad to see an OpenSource project become closed. While I understand the problem they are experiencing, it seems like that was probably a known variable when deciding to make it opensource.

Thankfully the version 2 code will continue to be open AND receive updates. Version 3 will be closed source but apparently still freely available.


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