Subject Re: [ib-support] MySQL vs Firebird - the slow decay
Author Jaume Andreu Sabater Malondra
On Tuesday 24 September 2002 15:45, Paul Schmidt wrote:

> If someone were to raise, say $10 million so that the FB project could hire
> 25 developers full time for a year, then we could have all the neat nifty
> stuff that people want by the end of that time. We would still have $5

I agree this would be absolutely fine, Paul, but let's face reality. MySQL was
created by a corporation, then released as GPL to continue its development.
Interbase had a similar story (well, not very similar, you know, but a little
bit similar :-), but Firebird is the product of a fork in Interbase
development branch. I mean, we are alone, and we have to fight for ourselves.

So, I think the best option in our loved Firebird community are LUGs. I have a
server, running Debian Linux with Apache, Php, Firebird, etc. I also have
another server running Zope with Firebird access. I can, for instance, host a
site (my bandwidth is very poor, but it would be a place where to start) and
I will also publish my current project with Apache + Php + Firebird as GPL as
soon as it's finished (in a very few weeks), so that people can "learn" from
that. But I cannot do anything else right now (I could code later next year,
or help on updating docs). Anyway, I think LUGs and support communities
(portals) are the best way.

Jaume Andreu Sabater Malondra
Registered linux user #209072

"Ubi sapientas ibi libertas"