IB LogManager – “Get in touch” flash movies

We’ve uploaded several “get in touch” flash movies for the IB LogManager product family.

If you have never heard about IB LogManager or if you are fearly new to our IB LogManager product line, then they might get you started more efficiently.

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20GB of video data available, with around 100 hours of firebird related presentations from Firebird Conference

There is currently about 20GB of video data available, with around 100 hours of firebird-related presentations from last two Firebird Conferences and other events.

Here is the list of available Films

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Data Application Block for Firebird SQL (The Code Project)

The Firebird SQL data application block is intended to speed up development, and it should be used in conjunction with data layer classes in much the same way as Microsoft’s data block. The sample included with this article uses the embedded Firebird SQL database (included in sample) to demonstrate the use of the application block without having to bother setting up a database.

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Ruby on Rails 1.1 is out

Ruby on Rails is out with a new release of its open source Web framework with a promise: making it even easier to develop AJAX (define)-based, Web 2.0 applications. RoR needs a database to run (either MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, or Firebird) and the Apache HTTP Web server. Read more.

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Battle over software patents heats up again

Florian Mueller said a new anti-software patents campaign is currently being driven by a deadline Friday for companies to submit answers to the EU on the future of the European patent system; the deadline is focusing the issue once again. Coupled with the RIM Blackberry case was a recent magazine interview in which Microsoft's chief executive Steve Ballmer hinted that the company could institute patent litigation against open source firms, said Mueller.

Read more here

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IBPP/Flamerobin license hopefully solved

The IBPP License 1.0 had problems with Debian. Looking at http://www.ibpp.org/license however I see a different license.

To me it looks like Expat, with the following changes:

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Idea for one application build around firebird

Seems to be the blog of the day :

More & more I want to write the issue/requirements tracker that has been in my head for so long. I would write it in either java, php or Ruby on Rails. I would put an embedded firebird database behind it. Now, I have to get people to believe that they should let me do this at work. I am too damn old and tired to do it at home in my oh so copious spare time.

[ED: He does have other nice blog posts with firebird]

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Then they laugh at you

Not only does open source Firebird-Fyracle have a catchy name and almost match Oracle on the 6 well known “gold standard key database evaluation mapping criteria”, but it is “just as idiosyncratic”, AND you can run “Compiere v2.5.3c” ( almost )!

Here is the response from shocked oracle users after they found Firebird/Fyracle (Denial Mode)

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