|Subject||RE: [IBDI] Re: Names of our lists/newsgroups|
|Author||Claudio Valderrama C.|
> -----Original Message-----Better said than my prior letter, Geoff. We don't compete directly for
> From: Geoff Worboys [mailto:geoff@...]
> Sent: Sábado 29 de Diciembre de 2001 20:12
> To: doidodoscornos
> If we attempt to exclude IB users we will only discourage such people
> from getting involved - and as you point out we need all the help we
> can get. If we follow Borlands example of attempting to be exclusive
> then we will only lose people to alternative systems.
profit with Borland, so there's no reason to kick IB users from these
forums. Borland has a strong reason to discourage FB postings in their NGs
that's preservation of sales; we don't. That a FB dev gets private requests
for paid tech support or that someone decides to chip in money to push some
enhancement to FB, for example, wouldn't be a problem for me.
> IMO the best way forward is to continue to welcome IB users. We needFurthermore, having people to post IB tech issues is a good way to:
> to encourage all users to post the IB/FB version information with
> their questions, so that appropriate answers may be given.
- Test if the same bug is in FB. If it was in the base code, we'll discover
that we (FB) suffer from it, too.
- Learn indirectly about new features or mechanisms that Borland implements
in the commercial version.
I don't have much hope that cooperation will happen in good extent between
IB and FB, but at least Borland committed two weeks ago a change to their
open source version that's a copy 99% verbatim of an enhancement I put in
FB's isql... something's better than nothing.
There were two additional small changes that solve same problems than we
closed 4 or more months ago, but in a different way. Duplicate efforts.