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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.


#27 Mistakes happen.

by kb7iuj <ajvincent@hotmail.com>

Monday April 21st, 2003 7:38 PM

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I think both sides need to back down the rhetoric a bit. Okay, more than a bit. There's obviously been a breach of goodwill and good-natured behavior here, and posturing just isn't helping matters.

The bottom line is that there was a mix-up somewhere in the higher echelons of one or both organizations. Okay, accept it. Next step: what do you do? Complaining about the other guy doesn't solve the problem.

Both sides need to cool down. What's happened is a public relations slip, but not much more. "A rose, by any other name...", as the great bard once said. Let's take our time on this one, admit to each other that there was a failure to communicate, and go from there.