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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."


#199 Re: Welcome Firefox 1.0

by jweb_guru

Sunday September 18th, 2005 8:22 AM

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Yeah, crazy stuff, huh?

But now that we've got Firefox, a name with no recognizable relationship to browsing or reincarnation, there's no more brand confusion, because the only other item I can think of is some '80s Clint Eastwood movie. Hard to confuse with a web browser, I s'pose.