Subject Re: [IBDI] Re: Comments on IBDI article I just posted...
Author Charles Stanley
>If Borland couldn't make InterBase successful as a closed source commercial
>product prior to going Open Source there is no way they will survive
>financially with it under a commercial model again. They have chosen to take
>it open source and the only way it will end up being a positive for Borland
>is to play the open source game the way it needs to be played. I think it
>would be ludicrous for them to attempt to do anything else.

I never have been quite sure if Borland "could not" make IB successful as a
commercial product, or if they just never have been able to really focus on
it. I'm still reeling from IntraBuilder, then the "Go dot com yourself"

There is no question that Borland has a lot of experience and talent
available, at least for the moment.