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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.


#65 Re: Bah.

by awharrison

Tuesday April 22nd, 2003 11:14 AM

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Law - If you are relying on the description of trademark law described by Asa based on the legal opinion donated to Mozilla.org, I suggest you do some independent research. Our research show the law, international, US, and state common law to be on our side.

Ethics - well ethics are in the eye of the beholder, I guess. The car example I used was a rhetorical trope called "hyperbole", intended to be an outrageous exaggeration.

Free speech - MozillaZine isn't a private club. As long as posts about the name change stay in forums appropriate to the name change, I don't see the objection to allowing contrary views. That appears to be the position of the MozillaZine.