[SM-Grimoire-Bugs] [Bug 13774] New: nessus: license changed to proprietary one

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           Summary: nessus: license changed to proprietary one
           Product: Codex
           Version: test grimoire
          Platform: All
               URL: http://www.nessus.org/
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: security
        AssignedTo: sm-grimoire-bugs at lists.ibiblio.org
        ReportedBy: m.spitzbarth at gmx.de

Casting of nessus fails, because the source url is not available anymore.

A quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nessus_%28software%29
On October 5th 2005, Tenable Network Security [2], the company Renaud Deraison
co-founded, changed Nessus 3 to a proprietary (closed source) license [3]. The
Nessus 3 engine is still free of charge, though Tenable charges for support, the
latest vulnerability audits and the ability for Nessus to perform configuration
audits of UNIX and Windows systems.

The Nessus 2 engine and a minority of the plugins are still GPL. Some developers
have forked independent open source projects based on Nessus as a consequence.
Examples are OpenVAS and Porz-Wahn [4]. Tenable Network Security has still
maintained the Nessus 2 engine and has updated it several times since the
release of Nessus 3.

The nessus.org download section presents a non-GPL license even for downloading
nessus 2.
I suggest that nessus is either moved to z-rejected or removed completely, since
the package suite seems to be unmaintained.
The affected packages are nessus-core, nessus-plugins and nessus-libraries.

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