Firebird exists, and continues to be improved, thanks to a community
of volunteers who donate their time and skills to bring you this wonderful
piece of software. But volunteer work alone is not enough to keep an
enterprise-level RDBMS such as Firebird up-to-date. The Firebird
Foundation supports Firebird development financially by
issuing grants to designers and developers. If Firebird is useful to you
and you'd like to give something back, please visit the Foundation's pages
and consider making a donation or becoming a member or sponsor.