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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."


#161 Mozzad not good

by martrootamm

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 6:30 PM

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By using some etymology, then Mozzad reminds me of Mossad, which is an Israeli secret service. While secret services work for their countries (and/or for those countries' governments), then I am sure there are people who oppose association/s with any secret service working for any country; for example Palestinians and Arabs know that Mossad is an Israeli secret service and they don't like Israel anyway. || So I'm proposing that the browser's name should stay apolitical and have no political associations to it. I wouldn't like a browser called 'KGB' or anything close to it.