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."

#99 Again copyright issues

by pkb351 <>

Tuesday April 15th, 2003 7:48 PM

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Isn't this logo too close to the one cpyrighted for use by th car.

BTW I vote for the names to be Mozilla Mail, Mozilla Browser, Mozilla composer, etc.

We have a strong brand name recognition with the name Mozilla. Why begin with a new name few recognize. Can you imagine the confused look on users' faces if I suggest they download Thunderbird and Firebird if they wnat a new browser and Mail. For many Mozilla would be a recognized name. Less confusion using Mozilla. For the life of me I cannot remember if Thunderbird or Firebird is the browser. The names are too similar.