Wind River acquires BSD's Unix

— 10:55 PM on April 4, 2001

ZDNet has this story:

In a major upheaval in the open-source software market, Wind River Systems has acquired Berkeley Software Design's version of Unix, merging the realms of proprietary and freely shared software.

But Wind River likes the BSDi software as much for its open-source nature as the fact that it doesn't have to stay open source. When selling its operating systems for use in nontraditional embedded devices such as set-top boxes, handheld computers or network routers, the company needs to be able to make changes that aren't released to the public, said Jerry Fogeland, general manager of Wind River's platforms group.

Can't wait to see the fallout from this.
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