The framework is part of Greenbone Networks' commercial vulnerability management solution from which developments are contributed to the Open Source community since 2009. Join the Online Chat The continuously growing customer base of Greenbone guarantees the permanent maintenance and extension of the Open VAS framework.
The latest release is the 3.4.x series is 3.4,5, released on June 8, 2017. The latest release is the 3.3.x series is 3.3.9, released on February 10, 2016. The amanda user was allowed to run any code as root, upgrade is not required if you trust the amanda user.
Audacity is free software, developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Programs like Audacity are also called open source software, because their source code is available for anyone to study or use.
Improvements and extension to the framework are contributed every single day.
Due the open approach the Greenbone development team also receives support from various users and experts: penetration testers, power users, security researchers, academia etc.