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."

#22 Re: Chill, Asa...

by bzbarsky

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 1:02 AM

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Waldo, what you said is true in general, but doesn't quite apply in the particular case of Netdemon. I suggest you peruse his bugzilla activity carefully for good examples of how to annoy every single developer, staff member, and triagger who works on the project, over the course of years. So yes, he is very much in the "other camp" -- the camp of people that are wasting everyone's time and not contrubuting anything useful to the project. Hence the "our" and "we" usage in Asa's post.

How's that for attitude, eh? ;)