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."

#86 Mozilla Mail/Browser

by karlhp

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 4:18 PM

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Calling it Mozilla Mail and Mozilla Browser is either original nor does it sound very nice. However, if Firebird is already in use in other projects/products then I agree that this name is by no means an option. But I also think that the browser and email client would deserve a better name than just this boring mozilla or any other monster name.