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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."


#41 You may use

by zoomshorts

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 5:28 AM

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Zoomshorts as the browser name and Zoomshorts Mail as the mail client name...way too catchy. Or simply name any and all OpenSource project "Firebird" and then you would have a universal name. Hey Bob, what IRC client do you use? "I use Firebird, what else?", or better yet, Yo Bob, what office suite do you use? "I use Firebird, naturally." Failing that, lets all change our names to Frank. That way we can all have "Frank" discussions in any topic.

Yeah, mod me down...