Nessus 3.0 released as closed-source project [Update]

Nessus 3.0 (a popular security vulnerability scanner) has been released, and the license was changed from the GPL to a closed-source license. Goodbye Nessus, hello Porz-Wahn, hello OpenVAS, hello Sussen.

Update 2005-12-13: Added Sussen.

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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...

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