Sourcefire acquires ClamAV

With all the recent talk of proprietary companies snatching up Open Source companies, it’s great to see a quality Open Source company aquire a quality Open Source project. I helped setup the original donation system for ClamAV and am happy Tomasz (who looks to be joining Sourcefire now) and the project have found a new home. That being said, Sourcefire remains an acquisition target in my mind… probably by a closed source company. Remember that their earlier acquisition by Checkpoint fell through. ClamAV is used by a huge number of commercial products, so it’ll be interesting to watch how things unfold in the next 18 months or so.


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