Full Article Attached Firebird Database Project Admin Ann Harrison Interviewed

Monday April 21st, 2003

It's been a long and intense week since 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.

#16 Firebird is a stupid name...

by djg

Monday April 21st, 2003 3:57 PM

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Why do people insist on coming up with meaningless, flashy code names for products instead of descriptive names? It was the same with company names, eg/ Bell Atlantic -> Verizon I cant even remember now which Moz components do what. Remind me, firebird and minotaur - I know one is a browser and one is a mail client - but which is which?

Cant we just call them MozMail and MozWeb? At least 'Internet Explorer' and 'Outlook' gives an indication of the tools' purpose.