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.
First off, if Mozilla Firbird already show's better results in google and other such directory's/search engines, after just a few days, then that is very bad PR by the DB group.
Secondly, Firbird will and will always be Mozilla Firbird, true many in THESE FORUMS will refer to Mozilla Bird as plain "Firebird" (as I have just done), why? This is a MOZILLA related site, no confusion!
If, firbird does it promoted as only "Firebird" outside of the Mozilla community, then mabey there will be a slight problem, and it can be corrected. But I don't see this happening.
Firebird (the database) i personally think went too Ambigous, just calling it "Firbird" they should have forseen problems like this 3 years ago, I'm amazed it has just started a flame. Calling it FirbirdDB would have been the best thing, but it didn't happen that way. But they should make room for Mozilla Firbird, and have us all rest in peace.