[gnessus-discuss] Contributions (fwd)

Thomas Reinke lists at securityspace.com
Wed Nov 2 20:03:23 CET 2005

Can this be done without any signficant administrative overhead?
Specifically, if a scenario exists that will see about 10 new plugins
added to the project, on average, every day?

I like the idea of adhering to the KISS principal whenever possible.


Robert Rich wrote:

> This may be out there a bit, but it's something i've been mulling over 
> for a while: pluginforge.  Why not raise each plugin to the status of a 
> mini development project?  They all certainly have their own lifecycle, 
> reliability, bugs, etc..   Look at the list of 'metadata' tracked by 
> source forge on some random project:
>     * Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable
>     * Intended Audience: End Users/Desktop
>     * License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
>     * Operating System: All 32-bit MS Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP)
>     * Programming Language: C++
>     * Topic: File Sharing
>     * Translations: Afrikaans, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese
>       (Simplified), Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German,
>       Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish,
>       Russian, Spanish
>     * User Interface: Win32 (MS Windows)
> Two or three may not apply, but most do, and more could be added.
> The nice thing about a pluginforge concept is that it would allow folks 
> to publish their own plugins, with their selected license and whatnot, 
> without all of the infrastructure overhead that the openvas 
> administrators are dealing with now.  You could even leverage some of 
> the lessons learned through the social networking crowd and let folks 
> publish their own 'feeds' that they can then reference from the 
> nessus-update-plugins equivalent.
> Just a thought...
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