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 From:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall dash announce at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  End of the m0n0wall project
 Date:  Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:01:27 +0100
Dear m0n0wall enthusiasts,

on this day 12 years ago, I have released the first version of
m0n0wall to the public. In theory, one could still run that version ?
pb1 it was called ? on a suitably old PC and use it to control the
Internet access of a small LAN (not that it would be recommended
security-wise). However, the world keeps turning, and while m0n0wall
has made an effort to keep up, there are now better solutions
available and under active development.

Therefore, today I announce that the m0n0wall project has officially
ended. No development will be done anymore, and there will be no
further releases.

The forums and the mailing list will be frozen at the end of this
month. All the contents of the website, repository, downloads, mailing
list and forum will be archived in a permanent location on the web so
that they remain accessible indefinitely to anyone who might be
interested in them.

m0n0wall has served as the seed for several other well known open
source projects, like pfSense, FreeNAS and AskoziaPBX. The newest
offspring, OPNsense (https://opnsense.org), aims to continue the open
source spirit of m0n0wall while updating the technology to be ready
for the future. In my view, it is the perfect way to bring the
m0n0wall idea into 2015, and I encourage all current m0n0wall users to
check out OPNsense and contribute if they can.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who
has been involved in the m0n0wall project and helped in some way or
another ? by contributing code, documentation, answering questions on
the mailing list or the forum, donating or just spreading the word. It
has been a great journey for me, and I'm convinced that even now that
it has come to an end, the m0n0wall spirit will live on in the various
projects it has spawned.

Manuel Kasper
15 February 2015