重量级开源软件退出GPL,Nessus 3.0不再免费

一周前,重量级开源软件Nessus从新版本3.0开始改变了自己的许可证,Nessus 3.0不再免费公开其源代码,退出GPL。按照新闻报道,Nessus当前的机构用户数量在八万左右。软件所有公司Tenable的CEO Ron Gula说 Nessus3.0还可以继续免费使用。但是,公司正在计划退出一个基于Nessus3.0的Appliance硬件,进行商业推销,但是他没有透露价格。

一石激起千层浪,众多Nessus的用户、服务商和爱好者都深感困惑,很多安全开源项目都会受到影响。国内很多安全工程师都有使用研究Nessus的经历,很多漏洞扫描项目和产品都有Nessus的影子。后续的影响将会慢慢显露出来。

紧接着有个令人兴奋的消息称一家叫GnessusUS的英国组织发誓要继续开发免费版本的Nessus。

更多信息,请访问“Nessus 3.0: The End of the Age of Open-Source Innocence?”

以及下面http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Two-Paths-of-Network-Security/story.xhtml?story_id=13000CNVNASS

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One Response to 重量级开源软件退出GPL,Nessus 3.0不再免费

  1. zhaol says:

    看看这段评论:

    http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Two-Paths-of-Network-Security/story.xhtml?story_id=13000CNVNASS

    The future of Nessus, which is used by an estimated 80,000 organizations, has come into question, however. In October Tenable announced that the next version of the tool, expected to run vulnerability scans at five times the speed of the current version, will require users to obtain a commercial license.

    Nessus 3.0 software will still be free, says Tenable’s CEO Ron Gula. However, the company is planning a line of appliances based on Nessus 3.0 that would sell for an as-yet-undisclosed price. A U.K.-based group called GnessusUS has vowed to continue developing Nessus as freeware.

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