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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."


#36 Re: Firebird SQL & Firebird The Browser :)

by lsces

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 4:47 AM

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As a long term Interbase user who now uses Firebird, I had enough trouble getting all the documentation updated for that change. I WAS intending to use Mozilla as the default browser for the help system in place of Netscape, but a change of name to Firebird means that it simply to complicated to manage the documentation for TWO packages with the same name. SO I will have to stick with the current version of Mozilla, or find somthing that is not confusing.Heck the customers have enough trouble with W98, W2k, NT and XP without adding to it!