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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."


#122 What about a Google search ?

by marcius

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 5:18 AM

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This is the FIRST result:

Firebird - Relational Database for the New Millennium Description: Official Developer Site with the complete sources. Category: Computers > Software > Databases > Firebird firebird.sourceforge.net/ - 22k - Cached - Similar pages

Even before than the official world-known Pontiac car web page!!

Furthermore a box on the right side (sponsored) says:

Firebird SQL Conference May 2003 in Fulda, Germany The most powerful free SQL Database <http://www.firebird-conference.com>

I think there is too much interest around the Firebird database project compared to the companies/products that Mr. Asa mentioned in his posts.

Please change your mind about Firebird name. I love Mozilla products and Mozilla name and I'd like to see a Mozilla Browser or Mozilla Navigator, a Mozilla Mail or Mailer, a Mozilla Composer, a Mozilla IRC etc.

Regards, Marcello Mannino