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."

#95 Re: Whiners: Note!

by BrianB

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 7:00 PM

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Whether it's legal or not is not the point. It's sleazy. It's unethical. It's distasteful. You couldn't have possibly done the most nominal of searches and not seen it, which means it was a conscience decision. I for one have lost a lot of respect for the Mozilla today. Shame. Shame on you!