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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."


#148 every name is taken.

by joschi

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 1:08 PM

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if you pick a common word as your project name, you are going to have to share it. this is just reality. people really need to calm down about it.

a funny story: i have a web project i created called "ultra 9000 advance" ... it turns out that there are several existing products called "ultra 9000" .. .a paid of headphones and a pool cleaner robot. do a google search for it, its kind of amusing.