Dear WinPcap-users, This mail marks an important transition in the life of the WinPcap project.
WinPcap started as an University project in 1998. It was published on the web, for the first time, in 1999. From that (very old) time, it has become the de-facto standard for capturing and sending raw packets in Windows. Now, time has arrived for for WinPcap to enter a new phase and for Politecnico di Torino to withdraw from this project. After several years, the lack of funding and, more important, of people, are forcing us to stop supporting and developing this WinPcap. In fact, Loris Degioanni (who started working on this project in 1999) and Gianluca Varenni (in 2001), the two most important contributors to WinPcap, left recently our University and started a new adventure in California by giving birth to a new company. However, Loris and Gianluca have agreed to continue the WinPcap project and to provide the leadership for WinPcap from the land of sunshine. WinPcap won't be any longer a University project, but it will become a true open-source project. From the perspective of you, WinPcap users, nothing will change. Now, first step will be moving the WinPcap site from its current location in the Politecnico di Torino to a new site called "winpcap.org", and the same will happen with the mailing lists. On behalf of our group at Politecnico di Torino, we would like to thank all the people who contributed to the WinPcap project. First, Loris and Gianluca, who worked very hard to trasform WinPcap into what we know and who had the patience to answer to every request on the mailing list. Second, all the people who contributed to this project, with donations, code, and suggestions. Third, all the people who give us credit. Although Politecnico is not going to continue in any way to this project, some of us will join the new WinPcap team as individuals. We are fairly confident that other developers in the open source community will join the Winpcap team pretty soon, bringing this project to new bright milestones. The WinPcap project will continue, thanks to you all. On behalf of the NetGroup at Politecnico di Torino, Fulvio Risso Prof. Mario Baldi ================================================================== This is the WinPcap users list. It is archived at http://firstname.lastname@example.org/ To unsubscribe use mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ==================================================================