Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on October 08, 2005 12:42 PM
I'm guessing/speculating the Nessus people have been offered - or hope to be offered - a large amount of money
Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head. I think it would have been better for them to say "With Nessus 3.0 we will have to charge a fee for download in order to keep the project viable - but we will keep the project GPLed". There is nothing wrong with charging a fee for free software. This would have been better than "free 3.0 *binary only* downloads will be available and BTW could all potential MS Windows testers please send us an email?".
It looks like the project principals have been overwhelmed by the lure of the lira. And the project principles have disappeared.