Why it still was the right thing to create Kylix
Non-public quote from a Borland Technology Partner removed – it basicly said that without Kylix, todays Delphi user base likely would have been smaller.
The quote is from Michael Swindell, the BDS product manager. It goes like this:
"When it launched I think it was selling more in license $ (not in support/services) than any other Linux application, tool, or distro that year. That was the year Borland's stock briefly hit 20+ for while on the Linux boom. I like to think that Kylix generated moderate millions in sales, but a half billion dollars in Borland shareholder value ~ albeit briefly."
The assumption of Name removed that Delphi today possibly would have been in a much worse market position than it is without Kylix appears to be quite valid - the author of this document would have been gone to the competition, and probably many of the 25.000 Borland customers that downloaded CrossKylix would have, too.