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."

#162 Re: causing confusion

by GAThrawn

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 6:44 PM

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The Mozilla suite already has an email client integrated into it, just click the little envelope icon at the bottom of any browser window, or select "Mail & Newsgroups" from the Window menu, and up pops the Mozilla mail component.

If you had even read the article at the top of this page before typing your knee-jerk response you would have realized that Phoenix/Firebird is only one of two Mozilla components being renamed, the other one IS a mail client now called Thunderbird!

In the end these are both just codenames used to distinguish the separate pasrt of the Mozilla suite, they are not the product names which will be the Mozilla Firebird web browser, and the Mozilla Thunderbird mail client. They are pretty hard to confise with any other product.