Subject Re: "DevCo" & Firebird
Author paulruizendaal
> The main difference between us and Oracle/Borland in this respect is
> that we do not have enough money. We simply cannot attract enough
> developers and then let them bite the FB code base from different
> sides in order to determine in one year the best heads who will lead
> the development. We have money only for one shot. And if after that
> one year we determine that we missed the target, we might not have a
> chance for the second shot.

Yes, agree.

However, if devCo does things that are preceived as directly hostile,
it may mobilize a lot of free labour, seeking vengance. Emotions are a
more powerful motivator than money.