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 News.com 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.
#35 Re: Market Confusion? -> Customer Confusion
Wednesday April 16th, 2003 4:53 PM
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Does anyone really think they're going to get confused between the Firebird database and the Firebird browser? If so, could you explain the scenario where this would occur?
ALL of my customers have a Firebird DATA Browser ( FirebirdExplorer ) to Browse their data directly, and currently they use Mozilla for the html/PHP stuff. I have just completed updating the on-line manuals to refer to Mozilla and Firebird - how the hell do I differentiate them if they have the same names ?