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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."


#147 Re: Well said

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 12:15 PM

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"t doesn't even sound like they communicated with the Firebird database project before trying to do this"

We didn't communicate with any of the software projects named Firebird, even the handful of other open source or free projects. I wonder if the database people communicated with the other Firebird software projects before they used the name.

--Asa