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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."


#55 Re: Well of Creativity Running Low

by mariuz

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 9:34 AM

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All we need is a ./ story about phoenix aka *bird aka *Mozilla Browser* new name . I think there will be some good names from there . At first i was mad that Mozilla developers stolen the *bird name for our database . Now i think we have calmed down and we wait ... Maybe is good maybe is bad . (it's good because the name *bird will be more known , *Bad* because some people will cofuse the two) .