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."

#153 Re: Protecting Mozilla's Open Source Cred...

by Galik

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 3:51 PM

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I have allways been a devoted Mozilla fan and I have never before heard of Firebird SQL. However I wholehartedly agree with the Firebird community on this issue. This is NOT the open source way. If Mozilla continue with this course of action they will lose a lot of my respect.