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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."


#72 why not mozilla?

by karlhp

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 12:05 PM

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As I understood and as the product logo implies, Mozilla is something like a monster, somehow heavy, clumsy. Is this the right message to convey? I find there is nothing interesting on the name "Mozilla" itself nor does it convey any positive or appropiate message.

Karl