Firebird developers are due to do an alpha release of version 2.0 of the open source database later this month and have completed work on SMP support, which is due to be released in late spring.
Firebird is an open source relational database that runs on Linux, Windows and a variety of Unix platforms. The Firebird project was created in July 2000, when software company Borland open sourced its Interbase database. Borland later returned to a closed source model, but Firebird has continued as an open source project commercially supported by open source company IBPhoenix.
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