Subject RE: [IBDI] Re: Comments on IBDI article I just posted...
Author Tim Uckun
> My utopia is to see Borland working on hard issues (like subtle
> bugs and
>critical enhancements) that require deep knowledge, while Firebird adds new
>features and patches other bugs (at the same time developers know better the
>code), but relying on technical points of view of people like Charlie Caro,
>Ann Harrison, Jim Starkey and the former Borland employees that worked in IB
>for years before leaving the company (like Dave Schnepper). However, at the
>pace we go, I see the utopia risks to remain a hopeless dream and the actual
>"frozen air" menaces to become an endless and established status. It's
>difficult to break the "iron curtain" (specially with Mr. Schieck applying
>censure to people he disagrees with). After being a Borland customer for 10
>years, I still see how they need better communications and this is not the
>same than PR releases.

The shame of the situation is that borland still salvage the situation. If
they are willing to make nice and promote IB and support the firebird they
have a win-win situation. They don't have to pay developers but get to
promote a quality product which used to have their name on it. By making IB
more popular maybe they'd attract more delphi (or klyx) developers. Perhaps
more people would by their app server or java tools as well. All the
factors that they must have considered when deciding to go open source are
still in place. All that stands in the way of fixing this whole thing is pride.
Tim Uckun
Mobile Intelligence Unit.
"There are some who call me TIM?"