I have very good news to share. Hope you all like it 🙂
First, from now I will be working full time on OSSEC, being fully
sponsored (and paid) by Third Brigade. As some of you know, for the last few years I have been working on OSSEC as a “second job”, during the evenings and at night, so hopefully now with more time we will see some awesome improvements in a short period of time (let’s clear our bugzilla :)).
Plus, the code will remain open source (GPL), and the project will continue running the way it is now (with a few improvements), so there is nothing to worry about.
Secondly, Third Brigade (same company sponsoring me to work full time on it), also acquired the project. That means that they will put more resources to work on the project and help us bring it to the next level. For the average user it will not change anything, but for any company interested in getting an enterprise-level support and additional commercial offerings (training, professional services, etc), it will be a huge benefit.
To clear up any questions you may have:
- Yes, I WILL remain working 100% on the project!
- The code WILL remain open source and community driven!
More information can be found on the FAQ about the acquisition:
Feel free to ask any questions you may have.