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teknopurge writes "After using the software for years I was shocked to find that one of my favorite open-source projects, Zabbix, had its code stolen, rebranded and sold for profit as Firescope. Touting thier product as "revolutionary", Firescope has apparently copied the Zabbix repository and themed the interface without adhering to the GPL that Zabbix is distributed with. Is this not the worst fear of every open source project?"
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Company Sells Open-Source Software As Its Own

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  • FireScope has supported and sponsored Zabbix- its no secret that FireScope uses open-source its in its EULA. FireScope paid Zabbix tens of thousands of dollars to develop distributed monitoring, IPV6 support etc for its products. buyer beware - the truth is out there......
  • Guys this looks like a mob mentality in action, the dark-side of Open-source. A bunch of people reacting without the correct information or verifying any facts at all. First read the half truths comment above. Where one poster states "FireScope has supported and sponsored Zabbix- its no secret that FireScope uses open-source its in its EULA. FireScope paid Zabbix tens of thousands of dollars to develop distributed monitoring, IPV6 support etc for its products. buyer beware - the truth is out there..." Then

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