----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Beach" <pabeach@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [IB-Architect] IB6 ODBC Driver
> <<Clearly they are relying on the open source developers to provide this.
> think they are ready to stop all developement on it. I guess that makes
> sense. From a managers point of view the purpose of open sourcing it was
> stop developement costs and hope to make some money from support.>>
> Hmmm, from what I have heard, Inprise are not currently taking any new
> support contracts.
I think they were hoping to make money from an IPO or something. With the
stock market not doing too well right now, they are probably not as
interested in Interbase anymore.
When trying to figure out what these guys are doing, you have to think like
a greedy CEO, not a developer. ;-)