With FreeBSD 13 released and the gaining interest for security, they think it is now time to change their strategy a bit and focus their efforts further on FreeBSD to help improve security as much as they can. In time there is a risk that HardenedBSD additions are less compatible with new FreeBSD security features. For this reason they are aiming to incorporate FreeBSD 13.x into OPNsense 22.1 in January 2022. Since Shawn (from HardenedBSD) has been a core team member due to the involvement into their operating system, they decided to remove him from their core team as well. Obviously they wish HardenedBSD and Shawn a bright future, maybe in time more of the original concepts and ideas will land in FreeBSD.