The Russian software provider RED SOFT became a platinum sponsor of the Firebird Foundation, which was incorporated in 2002 to provide a way to raise funds to support the developers of the open source Firebird relational database management system.
Thus, the company, which owns its technological stack of software products, including the modern industrial Red Database DBMS, becomes a full and active member of the Firebird international community.
Jason Wharton, the President of the Firebird Foundation: "On behalf of the Firebird Foundation I am pleased to announce that RedSoft, the producer of Red Database which is based on the Firebird source code, has become a Platinum sponsor of Firebird SQL. This event marks a new and welcome financial collaboration that exhibits a new level of cooperation in the open source community. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship as we continue to advance the technical superiority of the Firebird code base together".
Roman Simakov, head of the Department of development of system products of RED SOFT: "One of the main products of RED SOFT, Red Database DBMS, is based on the open source code of the Firebird project since 2006. All this time we have been developing it in close connection with the main project, sharing our improvements. With the acquisition of the sponsor status, RED SOFT will contribute even more actively, allocating additional resources to the community to support developers".