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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.


#21 1 mozilla/phoenix/_x_bird user

by salmo

Monday April 21st, 2003 4:37 PM

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I use Phoenix (as it's still branded) and Thunderbird exclusively for my browsing and mail needs. I use Komodo for development. I love Mozilla and most software made with its parts. I've never touched Firebird, the database. I use MySQL and PostgreSQL for my development projects. But after reading this interview my undecided, apathetic, "I just want a damn name" position has been changed. I support Firebird (the database) 100%. This is solidified by searching for "firebird" on google. Try it, you'll pull up <http://firebird.sourceforge.net> as your first hit. If the name change sticks, then there will be 200 Mozilla related sites crosslinking each other listed before a position they've worked hard to get. Hell we could probably come up with another word for a flaming bird or some other related mythical animal. No need to flame anyone. Let's just get this settled and move on.