Reports on Phoenix/Minotaur Renaming Focus on Firebird Database Protest

Wednesday April 16th, 2003

InternetNews was one of the first sites to report on the renaming of Phoenix and Minotaur to Firebird and Thunderbird. Australian site LinuxWorld concentrated on the reaction from the Firebird database community, with claims that posts in "the Netscape-Mozilla newsgroup" (it's unclear exactly which newsgroup this refers to) are being censored. CNET also focussed on the controversy, including a link to a page from FirebirdSQL Foundation sponsor IBPhoenix that encourages people to join the "fray" and add to the "heat in [the MozillaZine] forums". The call-to-arms also lists the email addresses of many of the more prominent Mozilla contributors and suggests deluging them with messages (even though many of the listed people had nothing to do with the name change).

Posts to the forums about the name change should be kept polite and constructive and added to the existing name change announcement topic.

Update! The Firebird Admins have posted a statement about Phoenix's renaming to Firebird on their front page. Stating that they "strongly oppose this change", the announcement follows the earlier IBPhoenix article in asking its readers to declare their objections by posting to Mozilla community forums and emailing various Mozilla developers.

#122 Re: Re: Re: stop your uninformed comments...

by ArnoB

Thursday April 17th, 2003 8:25 AM

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From the last message : Posted: Fri 7th Mar 2003 7:41pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The name has been chosen, we'll let you know what it is soon. Thank you, drive through. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This meant the name isn't choosen by all that people in the thread. I've read some first and last pages from the thread, but i see only a lot of name suggestions, but no Firebird in these pages is writen. Isn't that wierd !

Also this confirmed that the months where everybody is talking about isn't true. Just look at the timestamp from the post.

Regards, Arno