Subject Its Out
Author Paul Beach
Tuesday July 25, 8:50 am Eastern Time
Company Press Release
SOURCE: Inprise/Borland Corporation

Inprise/Borland Introduces InterBase(R) 6.0 Now Free and Open Source on
Linux(R), Windows(TM) and Solaris(R)
Proven, Commercial Standard Query Language Database Available at No Cost;
Includes Binary and Source Code
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Inprise/Borland (Nasdaq:
INPR - news) today announced the availability of the source code for
InterBase® 6.0, its cross-platform, standard query language (SQL) relational
database management system (RDMS). Binary formats for the Linux®,
Windows(TM) and Solaris® operating systems are also available for download,
free of charge. With Version 6.0, Inprise/Borland introduces performance
improvements, a higher level of SQL92 compliance, and a replication engine.

Developers worldwide have built InterBase into a multitude of applications,
taking advantage of InterBase's small footprint and low maintenance
requirements. Copies of the source code and binary versions for Linux,
Windows, and Solaris are available at the Inprise/Borland Web site

``This is a great day for Inprise/Borland,'' said Dale Fuller, interim
president and CEO of Inprise/Borland. ``Combining the energy of the open
source market and the power of InterBase will create an explosion of open
source applications. Even among commercial application developers, a
reliable, low-hassle, free database is big news.''

InterBase 6.0 has been released under a variant on the Mozilla Public
License (MPL) V1.1. Developers using InterBase under this license can modify
the code or develop applications without being required to open source them.
The open source license applies to all platforms.

InterBase 6.0 is the most recent version of the powerful, high-performance
cross-platform database known for its low-maintenance requirements and
enterprise-class features and performance. In addition to being the first
open source release of InterBase, Version 6.0 introduces a number of new
features including new data types (long integer, date, time, datetime),
extended SQL92 compliance, an open interface for defining new national
character sets, plus performance and security enhancements.

Availability and Support

InterBase 6.0 can be downloaded immediately from the Inprise/Borland Web
site at

About Inprise/Borland

Inprise Corporation (referred to in this press release as Inprise/Borland)
is a leading provider of Internet access infrastructure and application
development tools and services for most major platforms, including Linux®,
Solaris(TM) and Windows®. Founded in 1983, Inprise/Borland is headquartered
in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more,
visit Inprise/Borland community site at call
the Company at 800-632-2864. To access Inprise/Borland press releases on the
Web, visit: or

NOTE: Inprise/Borland's product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Inprise Corporation. Other product names mentioned herein may
be trademarks of the party using such names. Forward-looking statements in
this release, including but not limited to, those concerning
Inprise/Borland's future financial performance, product development plans,
and the potential features of or benefits to be derived from the products
developed, marketed or sold by Inprise/Borland, involve a number of
uncertainties and risks, and actual events or results may differ materially.
Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially
include, among others, the following: possible disruptive effects of
organizational or personnel changes by Inprise/Borland, shifts in customer
demand, market acceptance of new or enhanced products developed, marketed or
sold by Inprise/Borland, delays in scheduled product availability dates,
actions or announcements by competitors, software errors, general business
conditions and market growth rates in the client/server and Internet softwar
e markets, and other factors described in the reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q
filed by Inprise/Borland with the SEC.

SOURCE: Inprise/Borland Corporation

Paul Beach
Vice President Sales & Marketing
InterBase Software Corporation
Tel (UK):+44 (0) 1844 354465
Mobile: +44 (0) 7887 890375
Tel (USA):+1 831 431 1097
E-mail: pabeach@...