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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."


#40 "Firebird the DB server" or "Firebird the browser"

by fmannino

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 5:12 AM

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So I will have "Firebird the browser" and "Firebird the database server" on my PC. Strange, don't you think?

Both products are excellent, but "Firebird the database server" is a stable product (now it is shipping the 1.5 version), while "Firebird the browser" is a 0.6 version... so why mozilla.org staff decided not to consider this?