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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."


#112 Re: Protecting Mozilla's Open Source Cred...

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 12:34 AM

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And what about the Virococha and Firebird project at sourceforge? <http://viracocha.sourceforge.net/fb-shots.php> I suppose that's not a "real" firebird either. What does it take to be a "real" firebird? Would Virococha & Firebird or Firebird BBS be a "real" firebird if they accused all the other firebirds out there of "stealing" and "dirty tricks"?

--Asa