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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.


#25 well-spoken - my vote is for a mozilla name change

by jwilkinson

Monday April 21st, 2003 6:14 PM

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Ann seems to be calm, well-spoken and reasonable on this issue.

I'm an avid mozilla user, not a firebird db user at all, but I'd vote to change the mozilla name. Firebird db seems to be more in the right here and all this is going to achieve is to make the mozilla project and team come across as the bad guys.

Frankly, firebird isn't that great a name for mozilla's browser anyway. Too bad we still can't use Phoenix, which was better. There has got to be something better that doesn't step on someone else's project. It's not like we're too far down the road on this new name. It was only announced a week ago.

Anyway, that's my vote.