May, 20th in the opensuse packaging mailing list, Michal Marek posted the following :
We have a firebird (the opensource SQLdatabase) package in the server:database buildservice project (https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=firebird&project=server%3Adatabase ).Unfortunately, this package isn't maintained since some time, which is a pity,because the server:database repository is offered as a community repository inYaST and is advertised as the "Latest updates for database software includingFirebird and MySQL".
Since I helped Mandriva to do their packages for Firebird, I jumped and with Michal, we made things happen
Users of Opensuse 10.0,10.1,10.3 and future 11.0 but also SLE 10 can now just use the server:database repository and get Firebird 2.0.4
As soon as the Firebird Project will publish Firebird 2.1.1, packages will be there too.
It was a pleasure to work with Michal for that, and gave me the opportunity to try Open Suse.