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."

#65 Also.. Notice.

by netdemon <>

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 11:10 AM

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You also might want to notice the improvement of quality of contributions that has occured over the years since 1999. Start with the fact that my first bug reports were naively useless. Of course, back then no one really knew much about Bugzilla except the insiders to the project, and after Christine Begle talked to me, I didn't file any bugs such as "Kill IE", etc. Any attempts to use that as an example of annoying developers in the present is feeble. I might as well talk about how few contributions Boris did when he was 4 years old. Its irrelevant. Look at my recent activity.