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Phoenix and Minotaur to be renamed Firebird and Thunderbird

Monday April 14th, 2003

Asa Dotzler writes: "After months of discussion and further months of legal investigation, we're finally comfortable moving forward with new names. The new name for the Phoenix browser is 'Firebird'. The documentation and product strings will be updated soon. In addition to securing Firebird, we've also got the OK from those contributing legal resources to use the name 'Thunderbird' for a mail client. Hopefully this will be the end of naming legal issues for a while."


#106 Re: Again copyright issues

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 11:27 PM

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"Mozilla" certainly isn't going away. We'll either be calling the actual product (as distinct from the project/bugzilla/developer name) the Mozilal Firebird browser or possibly even Mozilla Browser. We've never planned on dropping the "Mozilla" from the name. We're very proud of that name.

--Asa