[openvas-discuss] SPI Project Description

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan at intevation.de
Tue Nov 22 21:36:56 CET 2005

On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 02:41:22PM -0500, Alan Shimel wrote:
>    "OpenVAS (OpenSource Vulnerability Assesment Scanner) is a GPL fork of the
>    Nessus security scanner currently controlled by Tenable Network Security.
>    OpenVAS provides a totally open licensed, freely distributable scanning
>    engine as well as a complete library of plugins and tests which will scan
>    for particular vulnerabilities.  Starting with the last Nessus version
>    released under a GPL license OpenVAS will continue to develop and refine
>    the underlying engine as well as expand  the plugin script library and
>    functionality"

this text is misleading.
The latest release of Nessus was 2.2.6, the fork was based on 2.2.5
Very likely there will follow 2.2.7 or eventually 2.4.0,
all under GNU GPL.


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