The HURD is unlikely ever to include a ``standard'' vnode interface. For political and copyright reasons, the HURD was designed and built using free software and standards, with the emphasis on changing anything that could be improved. This undoubtedly will limit its popularity. That, coupled with the very different programming interface it offers, means that there is less need for something like a FiST translator to provide vnode-like code translation for the HURD. Nevertheless, the HURD offers an interface that is comparable to the vnode one and more.