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."

#132 Naming the Firebird DBMS

by awharrison

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 8:58 AM

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The Firebird database system was never called Phoenix. It is a fork of InterBase which was released as open source July of 2000. Had we heard from other Firebird product, we would (I trust) have changed the name.