our team is indipendent , no relation with 3DRobotics. In the Early time of development of Arducopter in the Team there were Ted (Aeroquad ) Jani , Me (Roberto Navoni Foxteam) , Jose Julio and Chris Anderson.
So I'm in the people that founded Arducopter. Then 1 years ago i decide to implement my custom platform based on STM32 and developed Multipilot32 an evolution of old one Multipilot8 that was a clone of Mikrokopter where i port on it Aeroquad and then Arducopter. Because in the licence of Mikrokopter they don't accept the porting of his firmware on other hardware platform.