SQL Point/Blog of the Week

For those of you data hounds out there that use open source databases.

May I suggest the excellent Firebird, coupled with IBexpert, as opposed to mySQL.

I have found it a heck of a lot easier to design and implement stored procedures. It is open source and rock solid.
That is J. J. Walter’s opinion about firebird , expressed in his blog.

oracle licensing too expensive for oracle community site

from this thread on the orafaq forum:

“There is no way we would be able to raise the money required to buy a commercial Oracle license.”

FB in Word Community Grid

“World Community Grid’s mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better. Our success depends on individuals – like you – collectively contributing their unused computer time to this not-for-profit endeavor.” I just found a Firebird team on it.

Firebird Coverity tests results

I’m publishing the results of the coverity tests ran against Firebird 2.0 at 6/March/2006. For those who doesn’t know what is this: some months ago, USA government sponsored some companies to find bugs in popular Open Source projects, in a way to make them more secure. Firebird was in the software list. Now the first results are being published.

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