Subject Re: OpenBase, Phoenix, etc. Re: [IB-Architect] Open Letter
Author Tim Uckun
At 02:27 PM 07/18/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>Ok then, why don't we start it from scratch.
>Let us:
>- call it OpenBase or Phoenix or whatever.
>- make it OpenSource, OpenMind, OpenBook from the very beginning.
>- eliminate lawyers and other VIPs from the process.
>- ask Jim to write another engine.
>- Dalton to add bots.
>- Jason to do connectivity.
>- Helen to write a book.
>- (sorry if I missed someone who did something else very important)
>- everybody else interested to contribute what they can.
>- and stop this "every-half-a-year" massive legal f***-up.

Or just jump on the postgres/mysql bandwagon. COntribute to an already
existing and widely popular database. Postgres badly needs to have the ODBC
driver rewritten as well as needing client side tools especially windows
versions. mysql needs stored procedure support and transactions. Maybe
somebody can do comparison of the versioning between postgres and interbase
or port the optimizer from postgres to interbase or even take a look at how
they do COALESE, LIMIT, NULLIF etc. Ok Ok I know that the basic
architecture of the two databases is vastly different and none of this is
actually practical but it's better to contribute to an existing and robust
project then to start another one.
Tim Uckun
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