First results of Homeland’s sponsored tests

“The most popular open-source software is also the most free of bugs, according to the first results of a U.S. government-sponsored effort to help make such software as secure as possible.” – Read more here.

Firebird is in the list of the Open Source tested software. I plan to put some more information about this here in FirebirdNews as soons as I put my hands on it.

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RC1 is coming

It seems that there will be no BETA3 for Firebird 2.0. In a recent chat with Dmitry Yemanov, he told me that he is working in the RC1 release. Very good news, it iseems that FB 2.0 is getting stable enough and we will have a final version in a short time 😉

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Smart moves by MySQL AB

Now there seems to be a clear response. MySQL has hired former Firebird developer Jim Starkey and MySQL has a new CTO: Taneli Otala – read Kaj Arnö’s interview with Taneli.

The final statement on this interview declares a clear goal: “Definitely. I want to be part of the team building the world’s best database!”. The times when MySQL targeted itself mainly to drive small and medium web based applications are definitely over!

Read more on db4free blog

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LinuxQuestions.org Podcast – Mentions MySQL’s acquisition of Netfrastructure

The latest LinuxQuestions.org Podcast. Topics include LQ conference updates, 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards, your feedback on LQ, the LQ Articles and Editorials section, the MySQL acquisition of Netfrastructure, more on the MySQL, Oracle, SAP rumors and the TCO study sponsored by OSDL and Levanta.

LQ-Podcast-030206.mp3

–jeremy

ED:Members Choice Awards For Databases (will be published in 6March)

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Ingres jumps into the fray

Dave Dargo, CTO of Ingres, has its own opinion on what it all means. In his view, Oracle is scaring customers away from open source systems that can be acquired, towards systems that cannot be acquired. Firebird is a prime example of the latter. Curiously, Ingres is an example of the former.

Read more here

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Firebird used in 1000+ schools in Flanders

If it’s interesting for Firebird & Turbocash:

All our applications run using Firebird, in 3-tier mode. The 2 flagships applications are:

– School administration software. – Used by 1000+ schools in Flanders.
– Accounting program. – Also used by 1000+ schools in Flanders, and by regular companies as well.

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