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."

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by AlexBishop <>

Thursday April 17th, 2003 9:09 AM

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"I must say I feel a great respect to Mozilla Admins since they started poll yesterday, it is honest attempt to evaluate public opinion in more civilized way than our attempt to attract their attention by mail."

Just to be clear, the poll was put up by this site, MozillaZine, (me to be precise) and not We love the people at and get on great with them but MozillaZine and are separate entities (I'm guessing it's a similar deal with the FirebirdSQL Foundation and IBPhoenix).