Release the intellectual property of Bold for Delphi
  • Petitioning Embarcadero Technologies

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Release the intellectual property of Bold for Delphi

    1. Roland Bengtsson
    2. Petition by

      Roland Bengtsson

      Nedervetil, Finland

For those that have tried Bold for Delphi know that it is a fantastic framework if you work with Model Driven Development (MDD). The story about Bold is tragical. Boldsoft created Bold, then the company was bought by Borland. Now Bold is owned by Embarcadero.
But there have not been any updates of Bold since Delphi 7. The best solution would of course be to release Bold as opensource.

This is a win/win situation for both the Delphi community and Embarcadero.
Together we can convince Embarcadero that this is the right thing to do. 

Thats why I have created the petition

Please read, sign it and spread the word to every Delphi developer you know!

My blog about Bold

Good description of the situation

Bold basics

Boldsofts site 2002  

Recent signatures


    1. Bold for Delphi, 2 questions

      Roland Bengtsson
      Petition Organizer

      Hi everyone!

      First I want to thankyou for signing the petition. That caused Embarcadero recognised the problem with Bold source.

      But my main purpose of this is 2 questions.

      1. Have you a BoldScala source licens ? We in Attracs company have and we want to be aware of others with the same.
      2. Have you modified Bolds source or maybe decompiled the binary to make modifications ?
      If you answer yes on any of those 2 questions above then please answer this email to establish a contact between us.

      It is now over 2 years since I setup the petition about Bold We are near 200 signers. I know many of you feel frustrated and maybe some have left Delphi or are in progress of that. But be patient. There are still opportunities, unfortunately I cannot say much as I promised NDA. There have been negotiations with Embarcadero and I make sure it continue as long as possible. Please spread the knowledge about the petition with colleagues and developers.


      <-- Roland Bengtsson Delphi Developer -->
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    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. Spread the word about petition

      Roland Bengtsson
      Petition Organizer

      First I want to thank you everyone that signed my petition. You are probably all at least interested of Model Driven Development. Bold for Delphi is without doubt the best MDD framework for Delphi. Currently there is 29 users that signed on. Do you know a Delphi developer that might be interrested in MDD and Bold ? Give him/her a hint about this petition! It only cost the time to sign it.

      Roland Bengtsson

    4. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Eduardo Elias CAMPINAS, BRAZIL
      • 6 months ago

      I am looking for MDD framework for delphi, there is none like Bold. Other frameworks are just in its infancy. Please release Bold source.

    • Андрей Радченко Курган, Курганская обл., Россия, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 8 months ago

      We need sources for sertification.

    • Mikael Brandt VåRGåRDA
      • about 1 year ago

      I use it for development and is stuck with Delphi 5...

      • about 1 year ago

      As Developer find no support/update for Bold

    • Raizal Islami Nursyah Pregnanta SURABAYA, INDONESIA
      • over 1 year ago

      We need a good framework like BOLD in this language. Release it as opensource , so a new guy in Delphi like me could use it and the community can improve it.

      It'll be an advantage for Delphi.


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