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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."


#90 Maybe Valdore... Or perhaps Moya?

by martrootamm

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 4:38 PM

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Well, I suggested "Firebird", too. || The problem now is that there already is a "Firebird", but the Phoenix name does associate itself with fire. Maybe fiery discussions about its name and of course past and future namesakes. || I could also suggest a "Basilisk", which is a lizard-like animal puffing fire. Oh hea, if creativity is really low, I could then suggest d'Deridex, Valdore, Scimitar, Romulan and Klingon Birds of Prey and Romulan and Reman Warbirds. Moya would be good: it would pay homage to Farscape and then Moya is a woman's name, too.