Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
The original vendor of dBASE and joint developers of EEMS. Ashton-Tate was founded by Charles Tate and Ashton was his pet parrot's name. The parrot lived in the lobby of the company's LA headquarters.
In the early 1990s Ashton-Tate was taken over by Borland International, Inc., who later became Borland Software Corporation.