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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."


#169 Re: While we are talking about integrity (IBPhoenix)

by helebor

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 7:35 PM

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IBPhoenix posted all of the email addresses to make it simple for people to contact the Mozilla staff. The email addresses were lifted directly from Mozilla's own public pages. If the spam-harvesters wanted them, they already had them.

If any of the Mozilla people contacted privately by members of the Firebird Project had paid us the courtesy of responding to messages sent on Monday, when this all blew up, much of the aggro would have been avoided.

I'm pleased to say that Asa Dotzler did contact the Firebird Admins privately a few hours ago, willing to start a dialogue. This is progress and we hope we can look forward to a satisfactory resolution.

Helen Borrie Firebird Project Admin <http://sourceforge.net/projects/firebird>