|Subject||Re: [IB-Architect] Re: Borland FUD (off-topic)|
On 14 May 2001, at 17:24, robertsc@... wrote:
> I couldn't agree more with this statement and wish we could all get
> to the really relevant business which is cooperating to make IB/FB
> the best and widest employed open source database.
Please, be serious. Borland doesn't want to see the IB Open
Edition or Firebird to succeed, because free, IB-compatible
database with no deployment cost will ruin Borland revenue from IB
lic. sales. That is the reason why Borland is so harsh to IB Open
Edition and run down the Firebird. We (FB) understand this, we
can forgive them, but sometimes it's hard to be undisturbed.
Unfortunately, I see that this "fight" will escalate when FB will
make inroads and IB sales will not meet expectations (especially
Well, enough that here and now.