[talk] m0n0wall project ending

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Tue Feb 17 22:01:51 EST 2015

On 02/15/15 14:19, Brian Callahan wrote:
> BSD Now has had some coverage of OPNsense recently. I think they
> interviewed one of the project members. Worth checking out if you have
> some time.

Interesting, watched the video with one of the core developers, Ad 

- Their background is not *BSD, they were building/selling Linux 
appliances ( http://www.deciso.com/ )
- Their company built various appliances based on FreeNAS et. al.

- They want this project to start, and continue, completely Openly.

- Plans to leverage pkg installs from FreeBSD pkg(1)
- Working hard to decouple- stated aim appears to be tracking FreeBSD 
closer (10.1 is target, pfSense specific bits prevent this right now)
- No opposition to porting the work to OpenBSD, (but they won't probably 
be doing that themselves)
- Re-factoring the code completely, feature by feature
- built new framework under the front end to manage actual bits

- Looking for involvement- documentation, testing, etc...
- Forum, email lists, github

- Doing Ubuntu "funny naming" for releases
   - "Version numbers say nothing to clients"

When asked "What's the future of the project?"
"Lets see what happens in 6 months, to see if we're still here with a 
functioning project :)"

At the least, a very interesting start.


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