|Subject||Re: [ib-support] "Borland dropped Interbase"|
> > and where did this consultant get this piece of information from?A bit like Internet Explorer - give it away to gain brownie
> He didn't say where he got the info from.
> It's sort of a natural conclusion. If it makes money, you keep it to yourself;
> it it doesn't, you do your bit for humanity and gain brownie points be releasing
> the code.
Seriously I think Borland realized their mistake when the
original backlash hit. Giving the code away then was a way
of softening the blow, but I think it was too late as
confidence had been lost. Pulling it back in house was the
proof that the original decision had been a mistake.
Firebird is alive and kicking - but it would still be nice
to know how many Interbase systems are now running Firebird
instead, or intend to change.
I have several systems live in the field.
L.S.Caine Electronic Services