I'm interested in a broad overview of how they are diverging and why.

  • Please feel free to edit/improve this question if you know more about the topic: I've asked it mainly as an excuse to save interbase which currently exists on only one question. – Jack Douglas Jan 31 '14 at 12:56
  • @Colin that link is dead for me, can you still see it? – Jack Douglas May 31 '14 at 18:12
  • Nope. And here I thought linking within the SE family was pretty safe... – Colin 't Hart May 31 '14 at 18:57
  • @Colin'tHart, the link is fine but not visible to all. You need 10K rep I think to see deleted answers. – ypercubeᵀᴹ Jul 19 '14 at 21:57

InterBase version 6 was released under an open-source license in mid-2000, and was immediately forked to become the Firebird project.

Later versions of InterBase reverted to closed-source and the projects have diverged. Both are still actively developed. Developer’s tools and libraries traditionally support both servers but they are growing apart.

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