Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Firebird Conference 2009?
Author Ann W. Harrison
Dimitry Sibiryakov wrote:
> As I wrote at
> separate Firebird conference is just a waste of resources. We must take
> sub-conference on FrOSCon or similar conference. It would allow us to
> gain bigger audience with less efforts.

I attended and talked at several general open source conferences
including FOSDEM and OSCON. With the exception of a couple of
generic open source database conferences where panel discussions
got some interest in Firebird, there was absolutely no interest
in Firebird - except a bit from developers of other open source
databases looking for ideas.

Our natural audience is developers who want to package and sell
proprietary applications. Firebird is easier to package and
install than Postgres; more capable than SQLite; and doesn't
charge a royalty like MySQL. Those people don't go to FrOSCon.
I suspect that the conferences they go to are dedicated to
selling software in their markets - places where they can grow
their own sales.

Best regards,