Firebird in the press


FireServer

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 opensource.com/life/14/6/fireserver-project

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: http://bcbjournal.org/?loc=all_issues&vol=18

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

Jiri Cincura was recently interviewed for InfoQ article – Q&A with Jiri Cincura of the Firebird Database Project. We touched Firebird, ADO.NET, O/RMs, Entity Framework etc. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Update: The article seems to be retracted for the moment , Don’t panic we asked why and investigate the cause (see the comments section) ,

Here is the full text from Google cache

We recently spoke with Jiri Cincura of the Firebird database project.

InfoQ: Can you tell us briefly about yourself and your role in creating the ADO.NET provider for Firebird?

Jiri: Currently I’m project lead for the ADO.NET provider for Firebird project. And actually only one active right now. I’m doing majority of development (although there are some worth contributions) and all the stuff around, like testing, releases, issue tracker watching, replying in mailing list etc.

InfoQ: And for the benefit of our readers who are unfamiliar with it, who would you describe Firebird?

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ps: send this to firebird-general mailing list too (i’m banned there and for some reason i can’t post there anymore )

Marco Cantu posted in his blog:

…While most of the questions are on the choice and number of servers used (MS SQL Server being the most widely adopted, Oracle the most critical, and Firebird has a significant 4% 5.5% presence for large companies). Other questions are tuned for Embarcadero products (like evaluating the need for automating some DBA tasks). A few questions are interesting for their broad perspective, like those focused on the relationship between developers and DBAs…

Btw, interesting that there is no mention of Embarcadero’s Interbase in the survey results.

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