MozillaZine Reports on Firebird Name Debate

Sunday April 20th, 2003

Clay writes: " now has an article about the Firebird name debate. Is it true that MozillaZine was hacked?"

To the best of our knowledge, MozillaZine was not hacked on Friday. From what we understand, a large load on the MySQL database put a lot of strain on the server. This caused the error messages that some users saw while using site features such as the Talkback article comments pages and the forums. At some points during the day, MozillaZine went down completely. For this reason, the Talkback pages and the forums were temporarily disabled but should now be fully working again.

#20 Re: Re: Stupid Article

by bzbarsky

Monday April 21st, 2003 1:47 AM

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> Are we so short of ideas

Yes. We've spent months looking at options, finding they were not available, looking at other options, etc.

Also, note that there are many existing Open Source projects using the Firebird name. None of them seem to mind the existence of the others. But they mind using this as a codename (not even a shipping name, mind you). Logic? None really. The whole affair (on both sides now) is based on totally visceral reactions and highlights what I hate most about the so-called "open source community" (and this can be summed up by saying that the average age of a community member seems to be 15).