Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Free/Open Source DB round-up on
Author Dariusz Zelichowski
From what I have seen in this thread so far, I am prettymuch isolated in where I put the weight on various elements of that article. I'm not really sure whether the number of employees is 15 or 14 1/2 is so important. Neither does it seem important what the legal nitty gritty details of their employment are. What struck me in the article are these:

Weak points: The recent addition of enterprise features may need more testing before considered mature.

Strong points: A very mature database requiring minimal administration
Weak points: Needs better public relations

And yet MySQL is winning hands down. The "less mature database" is the talk of town. Firebird is largely unkonown.

In my mind the conclusion is pretty obvious: Firebird needs to be seen by as many people as possible. Seems to me that Firebird PR should no longer be an afterthought. It is a critical part for the whole Firebrd community and for the project itself.

"Ann W. Harrison" <aharrison@...> wrote: Scott,
> Wonder where he skimmed some of those 'facts',
> like the number of employees, from?

Me. I tried to explain that IBPhoenix and Firebird were different,
but that didn't sink in. The employees number, specifically, does
count people with grants as employees - which they are in the sense
that they do work and get paid. Believe it or not, having some
employees makes a product seem more solid to corporate types who
are thinking about moving to it.

As for the date - well, yes, I did give the start date of the code
base rather than the start date of the project.



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