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Inprise/Borland Introduces InterBase® 6.0 Now Free and Open Source on Linux®, Windows™, and Solaris®

Inprise/Borland (Nasdaq: INPR) today announced the availability of the source code for InterBase® 6.0, its cross-platform, structured query language (SQL) relational database management system (RDMS). Binary
formats for the Linux®, Windows™ and Solaris® operating systems are also available for download, free of charge. With Version 6.0, Inprise/Borland introduces performance improvements and a higher level of SQL92 compliance.

Developers worldwide have built InterBase into a multitude of applications, taking advantage of InterBase's small footprint and low maintenance requirements. Copies of the source code and binary versions for Linux, Windows, and Solaris are available at the Inprise/Borland
Web site,

"This is a great day for Inprise/Borland," said Dale Fuller, interim president and CEO of Inprise/Borland. "Combining the energy of the open source market and the power of InterBase will create an explosion of open source applications. Even among commercial application
developers, a reliable, low-hassle, free database is big news."

InterBase 6.0 has been released under a variant on the Mozilla Public License (MPL) V1.1. Developers using InterBase under this license can modify the code or develop applications without being required to open source them. The open source license applies to all platforms.

InterBase 6.0 is the most recent version of the powerful, high-performance cross-platform database known for its low-maintenance requirements and enterprise-class features and performance.
In addition to being the first open source release of InterBase, Version 6.0 introduces a number of new features including new data types (long integer, date, time, timestamp), extended SQL92 compliance, performance and security enhancements.

Availability and Support
InterBase 6.0 can be downloaded immediately from the Inprise/Borland Web site at

About Inprise/Borland
Inprise Corporation (referred to in this press release as Inprise/Borland) is a leading provider of Internet access infrastructure and application development tools and services for most major platforms, including Linux(r), Solaris(tm) and Windows(r). Founded in 1983, Inprise/Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Inprise/Borland community site at or call the Company at 800-632-2864. To access Inprise/Borland press releases on the Web, visit: or

Inprise/Borland's product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Inprise Corporation. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the party using such names. Forward-looking
statements in this release, including but not limited to, those concerning Inprise/Borland's future financial performance, product development plans, and the potential features of or benefits to be
derived from the products developed, marketed or sold by Inprise/Borland, involve a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual events or results may differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events
or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: possible disruptive effects of organizational or personnel changes by Inprise/Borland, shifts in customer demand, market acceptance
of new or enhanced products developed, marketed or sold by Inprise/Borland, delays in scheduled product availability dates, actions or announcements by competitors, software errors, general business conditions and market growth rates in the client/server and Internet software markets, and other factors described in the reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q filed by Inprise/Borland with the SEC.

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