"Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-99
features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix
platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance,
and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers.
It has been used in production systems, under a variety of names
"Firebird is a commercially independent project of C and C++
programmers, technical advisors and supporters developing and
enhancing a multi-platform relational database management system
based on the source code released by Inprise Corp (now known as
Borland Software Corp) under the InterBase Public License v.1.0 on
25 July, 2000..."