OpenAntiVirus.org is an OpenSource project - if anyone misses features or
finds flaws she's welcome to contribute suggestions, criticism,
and -even better- superior solutions to the project.
What we currently have is a set of toys to play with - nothing
we would consider using in a production environment (or at least not without prior extensive testing). All these toys
are in a very early, mostly pre-alpha state. No one serious about the
security of their systems will honestly use OAV as the only
means to protect them. It's just made public for testing and
Our mission statement is just that - a mission statement.
I.e. it says where we want to go - not where we currently are.
We are very well aware that it's a long way to go. We don't
dream we could deliver such a thing as a 'product' this year
or early next year. Our opinion is it may take more
than one year from now - that's very optimistic.
Anti-virus software is not just another type of software, unlike
web browsers, http daemons, or window managers.
Due to the very nature of this matter it's one of the most
challenging tasks an OpenSource project can take on. Maybe OAV
takes on too much but we are ready to walk this road - are you
Please: Keep on telling us
- what features you want to see in OAV
- how we can improve the toys to turn them into tools
- how you like it so far
- what you don't like
Please: Keep on contributing
- man power
- anything else you think may be useful to the OAV project
Be part of it. Spread the word.
The OpenAntiVirus.org Crew