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. Commented Jan 31, 2014 at 12:56
  • @Colin that link is dead for me, can you still see it? Commented May 31, 2014 at 18:12
  • Nope. And here I thought linking within the SE family was pretty safe... Commented May 31, 2014 at 18:57
  • @Colin'tHart, the link is fine but not visible to all. You need 10K rep I think to see deleted answers. Commented Jul 19, 2014 at 21:57

1 Answer 1


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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.