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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."


#174 Re: Re: Why start name-confusing between os-projec

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday April 16th, 2003 10:52 PM

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Mozilla is not a English word like Firebird. There are not already multiple Mozilla applications and open source projects. Firebird is a common English word and is being used by a large number of software applications that seemed to be co-existing fine.

--Asa