"Wind River Systems, Inc., a leading provider of
software and services for connected devices, today announced a
definitive agreement to transfer its FreeBSD operations to FreeBSD
Mall, Inc. FreeBSD is an advanced open source UNIX operating
system, derived from BSD UNIX and developed at the University of
California. Well known for its performance and reliability, FreeBSD
technology is widely used as a server operating system by many
large Internet sites including Yahoo!, Hotmail, Sony Japan, Apache,
Pair Networks, and Whistle Communications. Like Linux, the source
code for FreeBSD is freely available.
Wind River assumed stewardship for the FreeBSD open source
project in May 2001 when it acquired assets of Berkeley Software
Design, Inc. (BSDi), the former sponsor of FreeBSD. In addition to
the FreeBSD sponsorship, Wind River acquired the proprietary BSD
UNIX-based OS (BSD/OS). Wind River's interest in the BSDi assets
continues to focus on BSD/OS. Divesting the FreeBSD business
further sharpens that focus and provides continuity and increased
support for FreeBSD.
FreeBSD Mall Inc. is led by its founder, Bob Bruce. Bruce's
involvement with FreeBSD dates back to 1993 when his former
company, Walnut Creek CDROM, was the first and primary distributor
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