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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."


#164 CONFUSION Increased!

by watchman

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 6:59 PM

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> Make that three open source projects (at least). That makes confusion increase again, yes.

> And don't leave off the freeware/shareware projects like Firebird T-Sync More again.

> Don't forget the Firebird BBS Even more

> "like gas, it will pass" Tell it to registry keys, installer names, google help searchs and so on. "Firebird" name mistakes will be there just because a not taken name was chosen.

> Is it so difficult to choose a not taken name?" That question has not been answered because of obvious reasons. Choosing a not taken name solves this problems.