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."

#150 mozilla firebird

by karlhp

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 1:26 PM

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To call the browser, or refer to as "mozilla firebird" is an illusion, it is either mozilla or firebird, it can't be both. I.e., if you are talking about the Safari browser, what do you mean? Does anyone need to refer to Apple? No!

It should not be difficult to find another name for firebird, there will be hundreds of other software products in the near future, do you think they will not find an appropiate name which is not already taken? They will, if they want!

A further name suggestion: MOZZAD & MOMA (mozilla mail)