Subject Re: [IBDI] IBPhoenix - article about IB6, certified, faq etc...
Author Robert F. Tulloch

> <RANT>
> The current 'open source' model by Borland is useless! No matter what
> every 'TeamB' member says - its utterly useless... They know it, but
> cannot tell - at least, that's what I think.
> How can someone at Borland say that the current open source model is
> good and works fine... The whole open source IB is just one big
> fraud...
> I know, people keep saying let the past rest, I agree on that. But
> this is current date and time we're talking about. What is Borland
> expecting? 'Anyone' can add to InterBases value -> you're allowed to
> add fixes, new functionality ... but what do you get in return?
> Nightly builds, not even done by Borland!!

This endless ranting that has gone on for months is a real detriment to both
IB and Firebird and has the potential (if not already the effect) of turning
potential users/contributors away from use/participation in this open source

Given a while longer, I think Borland will realize it is in their best
interest to provide binaries for download rather than let a bunch of folks
build their own and "call" it IB. Eventually it will all come together into one,
they control the testing and building of IB Open Source, all the open source
folks contribute ideas and code and preliminary testing and it on big happy
IB family with a known product identity. Of course this presupposes that the
fanatics can get over the bitter feelings which are so slowly abating, if at all.

Lets cool it.

Best regards