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."

#45 Re: Why not stick with Mozilla?

by bartsimpson

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 6:28 AM

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'I think we have already a great name with Mozilla, so why not call the browser component "Mozilla Browser"'

Wouldn't AOL-TimeWarner have some issues with people using their trademark. I think the name 'Mozilla' is owned by Netscape. The only reason Mozilla is allowed for the development version is that it will always be considered a development version.