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.

#27 Re: Re: Re: Re: Stupid Article

by bzbarsky

Monday April 21st, 2003 9:46 AM

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> Have a nice Easter.

I'd really rather not, thank you. For one thing, I don't celebrate Easter... ;)

But thanks for the sentiment.

I did some checking on the Firebird open source issue, and the only one I can find easily (in less than 10 minutes of searching) is the "Firebird BBS". As you note, this is not just the term "Firebird". Likewise, the browser is "Mozilla Firebird". Please send some mail to the Mozillazine admins advising them that their use of the name is incorrect; I will do the same.