Firebird Database Project Admin Apologises to for Mailbombing

Saturday April 26th, 2003

In an update to an earlier article, IBPhoenix is reporting that Ann Harrison of the Firebird database project has apologised to Staff for "problems a mailbombing may have caused". The apology was made at the request of the Debian project's Jonathan Walther, who has offered to mediate in the dispute. The article also reports that the Firebird Admins and the FirebirdSQL Foundation are trying to open a more formal channel of communication with

#17 Re: Questionable Objectivity

by JStarkey <>

Sunday April 27th, 2003 8:35 AM

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A mediator in not an arbitrator. He doesn't make decisions, he tries to help the parties find common ground. Whether he has used one, both, or neither products makes no difference, just as any private opinions he may have makes no difference.

Walther, to the best of my knowledge, was unknown to anyone on the Firebird project until he volunteered his services. I have no reason to believe that he has any motivation than to resolve a high profile, ugly, public spat bringing intense discredit to the open source software movement.