Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fly! Be free! (this time for sure!).

Just in case you've not heard the "Good News", you should read it here... go ahead, I'll wait.


Well? Is that not some interesting news? If you've been wondering why this blog has been somewhat quiet lately, it's been due not only to being "heads-down" on Tiburón, but also because of this news. It's been a long-time in coming, that's for certain. In the coming days, you're sure to hear a lot more about what this means and comments from various sources.  Once I've had a chance to gather together some more information, I'll be sure to post it here.


  1. Great news...

    I'm sure this will finally enable the developer's teams in codegear to fly high.

    Great news, but let us know ASAP any update.

  2. Serguei DosyukovMay 7, 2008 at 1:10 AM

    Finally. Congratulation.

    Question arise is that information has to be gathered again like it was in 2006. Not good.

  3. It's about time you guys get a break from the current enterprised focussed Borland. Best wishes to the new found freedom!

  4. And don't forget the one-man-developers, please!

  5. Jose Castillo ReyesMay 7, 2008 at 2:35 AM

    Great news, Go Delphi!! Go new Company!!

  6. Hopefully the shackles are off and this is good news.
    Hopefully they won't turn into another ALM monster.
    Hopefully Commodore won't be further delayed.

    That's not too much to hope for is it ?

  7. Amazing - the BOD turned Coates $150M down a few short years ago, now CG finally goes for $23M.

  8. Great news! Any "updated" roadmaps for CodeGear/Embarcadero products?

  9. Coates offer at that time, while it included Delphi and other tools, also included some things Borland was not (and still not) interested in parting with, and that accounts for a large part of the $150M. Also, this is Coates we're talking about - the money is nothing compared to what the CodeGear team would endure under something engineered and owned by him; my understanding is that this would not have been *at all* desirable.

  10. Walter,

    From what I know about the whole Coates thing was that while he offered a decent chunk, there was no way he could have actually come up with that kind of cash. It is like when you sell your house, you want to know if the buyer is really serious and will make sure they have the proper financing in order. No money, no deal.


  11. Now when you aren't a public company anymore, and not obliged to conform to the SOX law, is it possible to make business in more open manner?

    Opening of the Delphi 2008 beta testing would be the good first step.


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