Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A New Chapter for ClamAV

Earlier today, Tomasz Kojm sent an email to the ClamAV mailing list on behalf of himself and three of his teammates - Alberto Wu, Luca Gibelli, Edwin Török. As he wrote in his email, since they joined us via acquisition in 2007, we’ve been able to work together on some great projects. And now, as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of ClamAV, the team has decided to move onto new development projects outside of Sourcefire. From his email:
“...it is time for us to make a change. ClamAV is now mature software and we are confident that Sourcefire will successfully continue its development, move it forward and maintain the integrity of its infrastructure.”
And mature it has. Today the solution has more than 2 million active installations and scans hundreds of millions of files every day. I am incredibly proud of the leadership of Tomasz and the tenacity of his team in all of these development projects. While I am remiss to see them go, I am excited and looking forward to what they come up with next.

Now, what does this mean for you, our ClamAV users and community? The good news is that I will continue to oversee the development project, as I have done since our acquisition of the company in 2007.  Joel Esler, our Open Source community manager, will still be your main point of contact. I do want you to be aware of a few changes to come:
  • ClamAV source package signing. The signing key will no longer be tkojm@clamav.net. It will be research@sourcefire.com. This is the main VRT GPG key, and has been signed by tkojm@clamav.net. 
  • New faces 
    • Matt Olney
    • David Raynor
    • Tom Judge
    • Nigel Houghton
  • 0.97.5 New Release

If you need to reach us for any reason, email vrt@sourcefire.com. In the meantime, please join me in expressing thanks to Tomasz, Alberto, Luca and Edwin for all of their contributions to the ClamAV project.