[fpc-pascal] Re: Embarcadero/CodeGear officialy interested in Firebird and on native versions of Delphi for other operating systems ...

Jürgen Hestermann juergen.hestermann at gmx.de
Tue Dec 9 18:37:41 CET 2008

> Was it really more profitable for Borland to let Delphi nearly die?
> Wouldn't they profit more if they kept investing (and in the correct
> direction) but also had a larger market share then now?

I think they had to make a descision: Either against Microsoft or with 
them. They chose to go with Microsoft so they now have to do everything 
that supports M$ OSes and avoid everything that could drive users to 
open source. In both ways there is no guaranty for success: If they try 
to compete with Microsoft they have a strong enemy and if they 
collaborate with them they can go down with them if open source becomes 
stronger and stronger.

Jürgen Hestermann.

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