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."

#21 Re: "That's not a browser"

by salmo

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 12:27 AM

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Phoenix's BIOS wasn't the issue. They have their own browser that can be used from the BIOS w/o having to boot the OS. This has been talked about plenty before. As stated above, they have legal advisors. Let's let them worry about these things.

This issue has been discussed ad nauseum and I'm happy that they finally have settled on something so we can all move on and be happy. I don't care if they named it crapzilla, surfzilla or (to continue the car and microsoft jokes) Internet Expedition. As Shakespeare put it "What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet." As long as its licensed the same and runs as beautifully I'll still love it.