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Full Article Attached Firebird Database Project Admin Ann Harrison Interviewed

Monday April 21st, 2003

It's been a long and intense week since mozilla.org announced that the Phoenix browser has been renamed Firebird, to the dismay of much of the Firebird database community. In this interview with MozillaZine, Ann Harrison, an administrator of the Firebird database project and a partner in IBPhoenix, gives her thoughts on the dispute.


#101 Respect

by hapeck <hans-peter.eck@mail.isis.de>

Wednesday April 23rd, 2003 9:52 AM

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Mozilla is great bunch of applications. I don't know the Firebird database. But as it seems they use the name Firebird for some years now, so IMO they have all rights to insist on their Trademark. As Mozilla Firebird is just a few days old the Mozilla Team should reconsider the use of Firebird as a name. All the flamers should take a hold, make a deep breath and come back to respectful behavior.

I'm not affiliated with either side of this arguing. But as Open Source users and supporters we should respect each other and when someone has used a name as Trademark, it must be respected.

My 0.02 ?