November 1st, 2014

ethereal forks… sort of

The main developer for Ethereal has started working for CACE technologies (known for win pcap), and has started a new fork of Ethereal called Wireshark. It’s not clear to me why they did the fork, and even though they haven’t done this yet, I’m wondering whether they’re going to pull a nessus and close the license for new releases.

From: http://www.wireshark.org/faq.html#q1.2:

Wireshark is almost (but not quite) a fork. Normally a “fork” of an open source project results in two names, web sites, development teams, support infrastructures, etc. This is the case with Wireshark except for one notable exception — every member of the core development team is now working on Wireshark.

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