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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."


#163 Re: mozilla firebird

by GAThrawn

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 6:47 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."

So how could Netscape make a product called Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator for years? Or Microsoft have a product called Microsoft Internet Explorer?

Mozilla.org will have a product called Mozilla Firebird, it's not a difficult concept.