Thursday, February 21, 2008

Are IONA's days numbered?

I've been involved with IONA in one way or another for the best part of 20 years, so although this announcement is no surprise, it's still a sad day.


Michael Neale said...

That is indeed sad.
They were the Irish company that Could take on the big guys (and they did a damn fine job).

They also had awesome packaging for their software (back when software had packaging) - I still have one or two of their disks with booklets.

Mark Little said...

Yes, I have at least one of every Orbix release until 2004 in the office. Given that they had a similar university background (spin-off from Dublin) I've always felt a close affinity with them too.

I remember when they first made it really big. The rumour was that certain people were driving round the IONA car park in Ferraris!