Author Helen Borrie
Now that the initial intensity of outrage of a few days ago has subsided,
could we all agree it's a good time to quieten down and get focused on the
challenges of open source development? The organisation is already falling
into place - get up to date by visiting
regularly and doing a browser refresh each time.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions and we're doing our best to
get answers for you. We are working on a replacement web site. The DNS
registrations are happening as I write. There are people getting the
source tree organised and others starting to put together the documentation

Feelings are running high over executive actions on the part of certain
Inprise executives. Many have been hurt in many ways and across a wide
range of severity. But let's stop pillorying Inprise as an organisation
and let's get Dale Fuller off the Agenda. This is not helping our many
friends there and it's not helping InterBase.

If you are new to this list, you can search the archives at if you want to review the reactions of the
community. Let's cut out this stuff now and get back on topic.

If you are annoyed by PR messages appearing in our lists, please try to
ignore them. That will be much more effective than starting whole new
flame threads.

Let's please stop insisting on a fork until we are sure it will be
necessary. If we need a fork, we have the structure in place, ready to do
it, and people ready to synchronize the code. It will be better for
InterBase, better for the current community and better for our future users
if a way can be found to keep everyone in the mainstream and not fork for
political reasons.

To any Inprise people seeing this message, I am one who strongly desires to
give you space to put right the wrongs and show that you sincerely want to
help us to make the open-sourcing of InterBase the best thing that ever

Apologies for the cross-posting.

"Ask not what your free, open-source database can do for you,
but what you can do for your free, open-source database."