Firebird is a Tier 2 project in the Linux On Power Open Source Developer Contest. If you port Firebird 1.5 to the Linux/PPC64 platform and you are a US resident you can win an Apple Power Mac G5 system. Any developer that would like to take up this challenge needs to register for the competition before October 31st 2004. The port needs to be a native 64-bit, optimized build, any patches required for the build need to be submitted to the Firebird CVS HEAD and current stable branch (B1_5_Release). The Port should not introduce any new regressions in the QMDB test suite as compared to current Linux/x86 platform. If you need assistance in this you can ask on the Firebird development list for advice and help. There are a number of non US residents who have sucessfully ported Firebird to other platforms.