Software Freedom Conservancy

Conservancy Welcomes Bro as a Member Project

October 6, 2015

Software Freedom Conservancy proudly announces the addition of The Bro Project, a network analysis framework and security platform as its newest member project. Bro is now one of the dozens of free and open source software projects who call Conservancy their non-profit corporate home.

Conservancy is a non-profit public charity comprised of member projects that develop Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS). Conservancy's umbrella allows software developers and documenters to join a nonprofit infrastructure and benefit from Conservancy's expertise. Conservancy member projects can collect donations, hold assets, and have some liability protection for their lead developers' project-related activities. Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in New York State.

"Bro is excited to join Conservancy, a non-profit home with shared values and a host to many respected, community-driven open-source software projects," said Adam Slagell, Bro co-Principal Investigator and a project leader since 2010. "Joining Conservancy is an important step, which will strengthen our trust and transparency with the community, bring more protection for contributors, and provide stability for the project as we enter our third decade this year."

"We are delighted and honored to have The Bro Project on board," said Karen M. Sandler, Conservancy's Executive Director. "Bro has a long and commendable track record of providing its freely-licensed network security tools to the public. We look forward to providing Bro developers with the support they need to continue their work."

About Bro

Bro provides a comprehensive platform for network traffic analysis, with a particular focus on semantic security monitoring at scale. While often compared to classic intrusion detection/prevention systems, Bro takes a quite different approach by providing users with a flexible framework that facilitates customized, in-depth monitoring far beyond the capabilities of traditional systems. With initial versions in operational deployment during the mid '90s already, Bro finds itself grounded in more than 20 years of research.

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