Subject Re: Design of new built-in functions
Author paulruizendaal
> Yup, zero paying customers.


> You're the one arguing that Firebird is so perfect it can't be
> improved.


> > You will also know that MySQL was a european affair
> > till about 2000.
> MySQL is headquartered in Cupertino, California.


Jim, you are no longer serious. Pity. Let's summarise the items you
had to concede:

1. Despite a byzantine organisation, the project has made admirable
progres -- could it be better? sure!
2. FB/IB is market leader on Windows
3. FB is doing well among US-based users
4. MySQL is losing share in important markets, amongst others to FB

I'll grant you that MySQL is a financial success for its investors.
Even at a rock-bottom exit valuation of $250 mln, the investors get
their money back 6-fold.