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Nessus forked [Update]

The company behind the Nessus security scanner announced that future releases will no longer be licensed under the terms of the GPL.

Of course (Nessus being the #1 rated project at insecure.org) we didn't have to wait very long for a fork — the Porz-Wahn project was announced yesterday.

Update: More Nessus forks have been announced: GNessUs, Segusius, GPL'ed Nessus Checks, and probably a few more...

(via Heise)

Mambo Fork

Ok, so it seems the Mambo Foundation (or Miro, the company behind it) wants to take over control of the GPL'd content management system Mambo. The core developers have written an open letter to the community and want to fork the project. Slashdot reported.

Miro has now answered a few questions, see The Mambo Open Source Controversy - 20 Questions With Miro. Again, Slashdot reported.

Among the things the Mambo Foundation introduces are membership fees for 3rd party developers (US$ 1000 per year) and several penalties (even monetary) in the Terms & Conditions for developers who don't follow the rules.

Funny guys...

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