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Re: [Clamav-users] Sourcefire's acquisition of ClamAV -- Will ClamAV become close source ?

From: James Kosin <jkosin_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Aug 27 2007 - 14:40:22 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <clamav-users@lists.clamav.net>


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Sergei Lavrov wrote:
> Does this mean ClamAV will become close source
> sometime in the future ?
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I believe the correct answer is IT DEPENDS.

This is up to the new company to decide. No one would be willing to say "Till the end of time... will remain open source." if that is what you are looking for.

Closed source would mean that many distributions would have to LEAVE the ClamAV world in droves. Or take on the choice of managing the distribution differently; much like the NVIDIA project for the video cards. Which in my opinion leaves a SOUR taste in many peoples mouths.

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