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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."


#56 firebird.com coincidence ? :-)

by rkl

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 10:12 AM

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I just went to <http://www.firebird.com/> and after the intro, you get to a page with a "Phoenix" logo. Just thought people might be tickled by the coincidence (the page is dated 30th November 2002, before you suggest it's only just been put up). And, no, the <http://www.firebird.com> site has nothing to do with the newly-named Firebird browser of course...