ASA IOS Open Source??

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May 12th, 2009
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I ran into this link:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa80/license/opensrce.html


Does this mean that Cisco has an open source license and anyone can modify the code?


Thanks,

John

Correct Answer by Jon Marshall about 8 years 1 month ago

John


No it doesn't. As far as i am aware all Cisco code is proprietary. What that link is referring to are the bits of software that Cisco use on the ASA that are open source eg.


Apache software provides an HTTP server. So Cisco have used the Apache open source software for their HTTP server on the ASA. Because it is open source they have to notify the licensing and use of the software.


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Jon Marshall Tue, 05/12/2009 - 07:50
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John


No it doesn't. As far as i am aware all Cisco code is proprietary. What that link is referring to are the bits of software that Cisco use on the ASA that are open source eg.


Apache software provides an HTTP server. So Cisco have used the Apache open source software for their HTTP server on the ASA. Because it is open source they have to notify the licensing and use of the software.


Jon

John Blakley Tue, 05/12/2009 - 07:53
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Ah. That makes sense. :)


Thanks Jon

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