[syslog-ng]syslog-ng at CeBIT 2003

Blaise St-Laurent bstlaurent@okiok.com
Wed, 19 Feb 2003 11:11:34 -0500

> > ok, so what does the commercialization of syslog-ng mean for
> features that
> > were yet to be implemented? Will certain features only be
> available in the
> > commercial version?
> commercialization will almost certainly help syslog-ng development. Until
> now syslog-ng has been my pet project, originally started in my University
> days. BalaBit has always had a strong free software attitude and most
> features will probably be released in the GPLd version as well.

Don't get me wrong, i'm totally for commercialization, and will not hesitate
to pay for syslog-ng...

A couple more questions do come up though. I'm a security consultant who has
been rolling out logservers based on syslog-ng, and i've been doing the
(minimal) support myself. Will support (phone, software/bugfixing) be
available through BalaBit?

Also, will feature requests be prioritized by paying customers? (i've seen
companies do this, i'm not a big fan, but money talks)

> As an example check out Zorp, it has both a commercial and free
> version. The
> core is the same, the difference is the presentation
> (installation cd, box,
> printed documentation) and a couple of features (more proxy modules for
> example)
> It is certainly possible that a feature in the professional version will
> not immediately be available (like the Aladdin licenses)
That would be a decent solution.

What will the first commercial version be based on?

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