Firebird in the press

LibreOffice 5.3 is coming soon – it’s due to be released in early February. What have the developers been working on?

Find out in new contributor interview, with Tamás Bunth:

Firebird is listed in the “100 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications” article:

31. Firebird

Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard ($899 and up)

Under development for more than three decades, Firebird is a relational database that boasts “excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers.” Paid support is available through third-party providers. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X, Solaris

Firebird Developers Day is in today (15/Aug) editions of the “Jornal de Piracicaba” and “A Tribuna Piracicabana” newspapers.

Materia Jornal Tribuna

Materia Jornal Piracicaba


The official site for the FireServer Project is now on-line! You can find basic information about the project. There are no ISO downloads available yet. We expect to have the first ISO until the end of August.

Fireserver is a project of a custom linux server distro that includes Firebird as default database server, and can be used freely by any company who want to simplify their customer’s servers administration and support.

You can read a full article about the Fireserver project in

BCB MagazineFirebird is on the cover of this month’s issue of C++Builder Developer’s Journal. The 2-part article inside, by Iskander Shafikov, discusses how to use Firebird in the C++Builder IDE.

You can view the preview cover at the BCBJ website for a limited time:

Buhl Data Service GmbH, the developer of the WISO Mein BüroGerman language link2009 software has agreed to pay €15,000 (approximately £13,000) to adhoc dataservice GmbH for using its LGPL-licensed FreeadhocUDF open source library in his business software without observing the LGPL’s licensing terms. The GNU Lesser Public Licence allows software to be used free of charge, but it stipulates that developers must give prominent notice to where the licensed code was used, point out that the code is under the LGPL, include a copy of the LGPL, and make the library’s source code available.

The payment was negotiated as a settlement between the involved parties and concludes a court case. Back in January 2011, the regional court in Bochum, Germany, had ruledGerman language linkthat the use of the FreeadhocUDF library in WISO Mein Büro 2009 was not legitimate because it violated the LGPL’s licensing terms. The court ruled that adhoc dataservice GmbH was, therefore, entitled to know in which products the library was used, what product quantities were released, and how much revenue was generated.


News via TheH

The guys from HardSoft TV Show covered the last edition of the Firebird Developers Day. The matter went on air at 29/December, and can be viewed online in YouTube. Audio is in Portuguese, but you can check nice images from the place, public, etc 😉

The news is added in the Other Articles of Interest area in the UWN #292

In this next installment, we’ll be looking at two (arguably very contrasting) databases. The first is Gladius DB, which is a flat file database written in pure PHP. The second is Firebird, another database veteran, which has features similar to some of the better-known databases, such as Microsoft SQLServer.

So with that, let’s get going.

The article is on dzone too

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