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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."


#135 Re: Ahem

by nandod

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 9:09 AM

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Fine with the word Mozilla. Get that other word out of the name and everyone's happy. Why insisting on using a name which a) is badly chosen b) users don't like c) steals the name of another open source project? It escapes me.