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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."


#77 Re: Re: Product Names

by MXN

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 2:23 PM

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Wouldn't that have been a good solution to the whole Phoenix naming problem? I know that OpenOffice.org has wanted everyone to use the name OpenOffice.org as an adjective, rather than just refer to OpenOffice, because of legal issues. <http://www.openoffice.org…onIdservlets=t215439lw1#7> (see #7 and #10) Wouldn't it have been okay to call this browser Mozilla Phoenix?

- MXN