Resolution 2005-12-13.jrk.1: OpenVAS as an Associated Project

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of December 13, 2005.

This resolution is superseded by 2007-06-18.iwj.2.


  1. OpenVAS is a significant Free Software project. (OpenVAS is the Open Source fork of Nessus.)

  2. The OpenVAS developers would like SPI's support and assistance, including DNS hosting and registration and possibly other services including taking donations, to be decided later by OpenVAS.


  1. OpenVAS is formally invited to become an SPI Associated Project, according to the SPI Framework for Associated Projects, SPI Resolution 1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a copy of which can be found at

  2. Currently, Tim Brown, Sean Baumann and Robert Berkowitz are recognised by SPI as the authoritative decisionmakers for OpenVAS; any two out of the three must agree any particular decision (including any decision to delegate). Tim, Sean and Robert have undertaken to base their decisions on consensus following consultation on relevant OpenVAS mailing list(s).

  3. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is approved by the SPI Board.