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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."


#165 read again.

by mkelley

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 7:01 PM

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I think you completly do not understand what I'm saying. I've used Mozilla since the early m releases and I know about the mail client. I've read the article and thought about this for a few hours and the analogy to cars in the posts is off, I was trying to point out software-related. Obvously, you are drinking the Mozilla kool-aid and believe what ever is handed to you. People would get pissed if someone came out with a non-browser software called Mozilla and would probably resort to flames and nonsense to get that developer to change that name. It's exactly what the Firebird db people are dealing with now. They've taken it public and now Mozilla is looking like shit to a lot of people in the community. Get another name....call it Mozilla Mail, Browser whatever. But be your own Name, don't take one that's being used.