Resolution 2007-06-18.iwj.2: OpenVAS as an Associated Project

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of July 6, 2007.


  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.

  3. OpenVAS have resolved the problems that previously caused them to be uncontactable and which led SPI to drop OpenVAS as an associated Project.


  1. OpenVAS is formally invited to once more 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 according to the OpenVAS constitution which can currently be found at

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