Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Open Source and support
Author Jim Douglas

I am not interested in a contract but would be interested in investing.
Are you looking for investors?


>From: Ann Harrison <harrison@...>
>Subject: [IB-Architect] Open Source and support
>Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000 11:57:21 -0400
>I want to see InterBase (tm) succeed, not only as
>an open source project, but also as a reliable,
>cross-platform database for which users can get
>top-quality support and new releases that address
>their needs. I believe firmly in Open Source as
>the model for software development and distribution
>in the coming decade. The products that succeed,
>however, require infrastructure (i.e. people,
>equipment, high speed lines, etc.) Successful
>Open Source products must appeal to commercial
>software developers, people who want a tool to
>do a job - not a kit for making tools.
>To that end, I'm trying to build a business
>around InterBase. The first step is to determine
>whether there is a business - no venture angel
>is going to jump in and give us the money to
>start marketing in hopes that we'll sell support
>contracts sometime maybe. We need proof of
>concept, now.
>Starting an organization that can provide excellent
>support and leadership in product development will
>not be cheap and I will not start unless I believe
>it can succeed. We are looking for a total of
>$500K (US) in contracts - not purchase orders, but
>a commitment that if the number is reached so we
>can promise you the services, that you are in the
>market for services.
>Sorry to be so blunt - and for the cross-post,
>Best regards,

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