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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."


#114 Why start name-confusing between os-projects ?

by ArnoB

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 2:10 AM

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I really don't understand how they could choose Firebird as name for their Browser. Firebird is already a good know open-source project and is already active from the year 2000. Was it so difficult to find a name that they decide to use the same as an existing one.

This is really going to confuse users when we going to talk about : Have you installed Firebird ? Which version are you using ? Directories ? Registry entries ? and more .....