"Hubbard said that the FreeBSD project was lucky to
just have a 486 connected to the net when they began.
"Compared to our humble beginnings, we're still doing very well
and I also expect any gaps in our engineering efforts created by
Wind River's decision to be quickly filled by other volunteers,"
Hubbard said. "We reached what I'd call 'critical mass' over two
years ago and it's going to take a lot more than this to
significantly set us back."
According to Wind River: "Wind River plans to ensure
continuation of the altruistic, open stewardship of the FreeBSD
trademark. We feel strongly that the FreeBSD project must be
protected and encouraged and that a FreeBSD trademark in the wrong
hands could be very detrimental. We continue to search for the best
solution. No specific third-party has yet been determined, but
transfer to a suitable third-party is the leading option being
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