Subject Introducing Firebird Butler
Author Pavel Cisar
We are pleased to announce a significant extension of the Firebird
project to a whole new area. Starting in February 2019, alongside the
core (Fierbird database system) and database drivers, a completely new
division called Firebird Butler is integrated into the project. The
purpose of the Butler division is to develop and provide solutions to
various Firebird-related challenges faced by Firebird administrators and
application developers that, for practical reasons, are not addressed by
the core Firebird distribution.

The primary aim of Firebird Butler is to create a development platform
and develop a set of basic solutions to manage Firebird installations of
any size, structure and complexity. The emphasis is on large corporate
installations but the scope and ambitions of the Firebird Butler project
are much broader: we would like to initiate development of an entire
open source ecosystem of projects and other products, including
commercial ones, in various languages. Projects could encompass not just
the planned new services, but alternative implementations of the
standard services as well. Moreover, the Firebird Butler Development
Platform should become a solid foundation for development of any
applications that use Service Oriented Architecture and messaging.

For a closer look at the project goals and strategies, please read the
"Introduction to Firebird Butler" at

Although the project is only in the early stages of development, we
encourage you to take a close look at what we have and where we are
going. The project is completely open, and we will welcome anyone,
individuals or organizations, who is interested in the objectives and
strategy of the project and wishes to participate in its development, in
a common or entirely private capacity, or to become its sponsor.

Firebird Butler also presents a great opportunity for developers with
experience in Python, Java, FreePascal, Delphi, C# or other languages to
get involved in Firebird project activities.

The Firebird Project Team