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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."


#28 Re: Sorry, but "Firebird" is taken

by flurdy

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 2:51 AM

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Oh No! The two open source projects I am most invloved in is going to be called the same ! At least Phoenix wasnt another software project, that I know of or use.

I use Firebird( the database) all day long for work and for private use, now I have to say Firebird, the Browser, or Firebird, the Database all the time.

They have kept this quiet for awhile, to make sure namerights are okay, I would have thought they'd check a bit better. Firebird, the Database, may not have all its legal rights either, but why stamp on their toes?