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.

#30 What about cross-promotion?

by GuruJ

Monday April 21st, 2003 8:46 PM

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Nah, don't buy out Firebird. They've worked hard for their position, and I don't think we should try to take that away fro them.

However, a simple acknowledgement by Mozilla on a prominent page would go a long way to mending the rift.

Something like: "Hey! If you're looking for the [Firebird Relational DB], head to their site [here]!" at the top of the Firebird download page.

For a project with as high a profile as Mozilla, that would translate into a lot of hits and free publicity. And if Firebird does well as a database, Mozilla gets promotion running the other way as well.


At any rate, I can't see how it would hurt.