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."

#19 Chill, Asa...

by Waldo

Monday April 14th, 2003 11:46 PM

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Jeesh. You could have said that without such an attitude... We all appreciate your years of hard work w/Mozilla, but it seems (1) slamming overly excited members of the Mozilla community is a bit harsh and (2) excluding people w/language like "OUR behalf" and "if WE need it" (my emphasis) isn't helpful either.