3d Russian Firebird Conference will take place in Moscow, September 29, 2010. The conference will be devoted to the new versions of Firebird, as well as to Firebird best practices in maintenance and development, with special focus on big Firebird databases.
Special speakers at conference: Phillipe Makowski, President of Firebird Foundation, Firebird developers team: Dmitry Yemanov, Vlad Khorsun and Alex Peshkoff.
Registration (in Russian): http://ibase.ru/conf2010/
Firebird 2.1.1 and Flamerobin 0.9 are added to altlinux.Also latest odbc driver for firebird and mono 2.0.1
AltLinux is an Linux distro that will be used in all the Russian Schools
Other related news about altlinux you can grab from google
[Ed:so this is a big thing , imagine that firebird will be available to every kid or school there , also in Brazil they will have linux on ~50,000,000 desktops for kids , what we need now is some good translated books and documentation]