I don't know if I'm the only one curious about the effects this will have
on things ...

Not being that close into the project, I don't know how much support
Wind River has been (although I seem to remember someone talking them up
for all their help). Also, since they don't seem to be planning to go
out of business, it's unclear as to how that will change (if at all).

Anyone got any further insight they feel comfortable sharing?

Alan B. Clegg wrote:
> --SNIP--
> Subject: BSD/OS ISE Product Notification
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 07:14:10 -0400
> From: bsdos@windriver.com
> Reply-To: bsdos@windriver.com
> Organization: Wind River System, Inc.
> To: bsdos@windriver.com
> 09 September 2003
> Dear BSD/OS Customer --
> Thank you for your purchase and continued support of Wind River's BSD/OS
> INTERNET SERVER EDITION (ISE). We hope that our products have met your
> needs and we appreciate your business.
> This letter is your official notification that we are initiating the
> retirement phase for all of our BSD/OS-based products, including BSD/OS
> ISE. The difficult economic situation of the past few years, as well as
> other market factors, have forced us to re-evaluate our products and
> realign our product offerings to meet the long term needs of our customers.
> This was a very difficult decision, one which we did not make lightly.
> We will be releasing one final version of BSD/OS, as BSD/OS 5.1 ISE.
> This version will be available in October 2003, and will be available
> as an upgrade for BSD/OS 5.0 ISE customers with current maintenance.
> We recognize that you may still require support for your existing
> projects. Phone and e-mail support, as well as bug fixes and patches,
> will be available from Wind River for certain versions through 31 December
> 2004. Contact your sales representative to make special arrangements
> for support after 31 December 2004.
> For more detailed information, please refer to the enclosed BSD/OS ISE
> Retirement Summary.
> If you have additional questions, please contact your local sales
> representative. If you are in the United States, please call
> +1 800 545 WIND.
> Again, we thank you for your continued support of BSD/OS over the years.
> Sincerely,
> Wind River
> --SNIP--

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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