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Re: [Clamav-users] As soon as Sourcefire starts charging for virus updates,

From: Rob MacGregor <rob.macgregor_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Aug 28 2007 - 17:51:23 GMT
To: "ClamAV users ML" <>

On 8/28/07, Sergei Lavrov <> wrote: <---SNIP--->
> I read it already. I still remember someone in this forum asked before whether ClamAV will be acquired. The founders back then said ClamAV is not for sale. See what happens now ?

Two comments:

  1. You're taking a very negative view, almost as if you're starting to stir up a flamewar
  2. Nothing is forever - while ClamAV may not have been for sale then, things have obviously changed for those involved. If you feel differently then maybe you should have worked with them to create ClamAV - only then do you have a reasonable position to argue from.

Me, I'm happy to sit and see. Snort is owned by the same company as has bought ClamAV and I've no complaints from the way Snort is treated by them. Sure, it would be nice to get their Snort signatures immediately, for free - but lots of people's time and effort has gone into them, it's only reasonable they get the chance of some return - it's not like there's a shortage of free alternative signatures. -- Please keep list traffic on the list. Rob MacGregor Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he doesn't become a monster. Friedrich Nietzsche _______________________________________________ Help us build a comprehensive ClamAV guide: visit