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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."


#139 causing confusion

by mkelley

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 11:37 AM

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What if I did an email client called "Mozilla"? It's not in the same realm as a browser, but it would cause confusion in the public....plus dilute the brand (marketing 101). "Is Mozilla developed by Mozilla.org or foo.com? Which one?".