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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."


#76 Database bigger than browser...

by eck

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 2:13 PM

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Maybe a simple shift in naming of the browser is called for? Go with Firechick or Fireegg and Thunderchick or Thunderegg? ;-)

Or heck, with the Firebird DB being used to drive web sites, and Phoenix being used to browse them, maybe a bird-watcher reference? Firespecs? Fireboots? Firehat? Firelens?