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."

#186 Re: My letter to - Reasonable Reas

by AlexBishop <>

Thursday April 17th, 2003 9:17 AM

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"I am posting a letter I sent to Asa Dotzler who I am worried may not be able to read or answer my letter due to the volume of mail and her lawyer's specious advice"

You're not the first person to make this mistake but Asa is a he. For future reference, Mitchell Baker,'s Chief Lizard Wrangler, is a she, though many assume that she is male.

The legal advice came from a major Mozilla investor that contributes legal resources to Namely, America Online (I believe).