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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."


#74 Re: Stupid names!

by Ded

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 12:36 PM

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At least for Firebird RDBMS name have sense - it's predecessor InterBase was near to be killed by Borland and revived by volunteers as Firebird. After this Borland changed their line and started to strive some efforts on support of their own closed source InterBase branch.