Subject RE: [IB-Architect] Its Out
Author Olivier Mascia
>You all should leave that emotional crap behind and get down to business
>before the competition can get a foothold...

Right !
Because, now that source code is released, ANY competitor can know learn
from it, and design new functionnalities (I said design, not copy) for their
own products next releases. They could kill by new features some clear
advantages of Interbase today.

For Interbase to live, it has to evolve : receive enhancements and so on...

Does someone knows if Inprise is setting up a CVS tree under their control
somewhere ?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Douglas [mailto:jdz99@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 8:51 PM
Subject: RE: [IB-Architect] Its Out

As a developer and INPR shareholder I can see both sides but, as a public
company the shareholders come first.

Now ,if I was one of the key contributors of to the source code I would get
all the key people together, form a company ex.. "Red Hat Interbase', get an
800 support number and a business plan. I would do so within 30 days!

There is no shortage of investors that would be banging you door down to
provide start up funds....

You all should leave that emotional crap behind and get down to business
before the competition can get a foothold...


>From: "Randal W. Carpenter" <wade@...>
>Subject: RE: [IB-Architect] Its Out
>Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 12:53:30 -0500 (CDT)
>Well as much as I would like to agree, Borland does own it, and they ARE
>the ones releasing it into open source. They did say they were going to
>have the new interbase company "own" and manage the cvs tree, etc, and do
>support. I however always knew it was Borland who had the rights to the
>source and thus the right to the initial thunder. While it would be nice
>if Interbase Company would have gotten the thunder, the thunder was
>Borlands to utilize and I would have thought them a badly managed company
>if they had not taken credit for the open sourcing of THEIR database. I
>will probably get flamed for saying that, but its just the way it is, not
>the way we all would like for it to be.
>On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Chris Heberle wrote:
> > At 09:51 25/07/2000 -0400, you wrote:
> > >At 09:41 AM 7/25/00 -0400, Mark Shapiro wrote:
> > > >So why isn't it on Interbase's web page yet? *grin*
> > >
> > >It's a loooong story.
> > >
> > >
> > >Ann
> >
> > And we are all waiting to hear it.....
> >
> > It seems to me that Inprise is attempting to leverage everything they
> > out of the process, with total disregard for the long-term future of the
> > "New Interbase". I'd call it "Stealing the thunder".
> >
> > The "community" will benefit from the announcement and the availability
> > the download from the Inprise web site, however Ann, Paul, Jim etc are
> > missing out on the credit due to them for being the catalysts in the
> > process.
> >
> > I for one hope that is rectified "real sooon now".
> >
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Chris Heberle
> > Intouch Technology
> >
> >
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