Should / go or should / stay-'Cause what we got ain't working anyway. I've done my best, God knows I've tried. I feel like I've been crucified. Why did you take it all away? -Aerosmith
Tom Rettig's Press Release read in part:
"I have no intention of using or supporting Dbase products that lack an open architecture, and Clipper's change from a Dbase dialect into a C-like language makes it, too, undesirable for me to continue using or supporting.
It went on to say: "My company did better financially when we focused on custom database application consulting. It was a mistake to put all our resources into an add-on product in a limited market controlled by Dbase software vendors who vacillate between greed and hostility toward their third-party vendor community. Incompetence by both Ashton-Tate and Nantucket surrounding their DBASE IV and Clipper releases were very costly ... and left few golden crumbs for me in their overcrowded aftermarket."
Tom Rettig's release into the public domain of the copyright and source code of his aging Library (Tom Rettig's Library) wasn't a surprise. His …