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.

#50 Re: Re: how hard can that be?

by GAThrawn

Tuesday April 22nd, 2003 6:08 AM

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"I also find it hard to believe that the vast enterprises of AOL/TimeWarner don't have serveral usable trademarks under their belt that could be devoted to this project."

But AOL/TimeWarner/Netscape don't want to release their valuable trademarks to the public domain (which is what allowing them to be freely used by a project licensed under the MPL/GPL would amount to) witness the whole green mozilla/red mozilla debacle that held up redesigning the startup page and icons etc for years.