>the Ada community is not interested in this [financial] market.
  If an Ada-DOD-embedded expert decides to quit his job and sell
software written in Ada in the financial market, he's probably
going to lose his money, and I think he knows that.  If a financial
systems person decides to develop his next system in Ada, he may
do very well.  I think you'd do better to look in the financial
systems industry than in the current 'Ada community'.  I also
suggest that the very personality characteristics that distinguish
an Ada programmer from a C hacker would 1) make the Ada guy a better
choice to build the financial system, and 2) make the Ada guy a less
likely entrepreneur. <d&r>