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."

#194 Sounds like MS

by Eclipce

Friday April 18th, 2003 12:49 PM

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This is the type of stunt that Microsoft would pull. I really hate to see this happen as I enjoy using Mozilla, but I think they made a bad choice here.