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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.


#137 analogy doesn't fit reality

by leet

Thursday April 24th, 2003 6:05 PM

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what's happening here is not just naming of toys, but significant software projects that are classed in one categorized BY LAW. They both have more than a few developers and others working on the projects. So to be accurate, if the younger kid had already start promoting his or her toy in the nieghborhood, and the bigger kid comes out with a same-named toy, I say punish the older kid, and restore some fairness into the world. It's time for mozilla.org folks to stop being jerks and bully others around just because you've got a bunch of AOL lawyers. Boo hoo.