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.

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by awharrison

Monday April 21st, 2003 2:44 PM

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OK, I'll grant you that "me" and "me4" are less than sterling examples of people trying to win the hearts and minds of others. I'm not at all sure, though, that they are part of our camp. If you check for the words "whining" and "grow up", you'll find another bunch of dumb messages. Seems likely to me that there are a few trolls around who are damaging everyone's image of everyone else.

As for changing the name of Firebird to FirebirDB or FirebirdSQL - why should we change? We've been using the name for three years. One of our users recently decided to install the Firebird (database) V1.5 release candidate. He typed "firebird 1.5 installer" into google. Here's what he got: "The top result leads to the forum where the discussion about possible conflicts is still in progress. Obviously this isn't what I am looking for. Out of other top results I was offered a link with the following description: ---------start quote--------------------------------------- Firebird Help: Firebird FAQ ... 1.5 How do I install Firebird? Strictly speaking, you don't install Firebird. ... Future versions of Firebird will probably have a real installer. ... - 29k - Cached - Similar pages ---------end quote--------------------------------------- The above leads to an FAQ page for a web browser but contains no hints as to whether the information contained therein is in regards to the database or to the web browser. Please notice that the word "Mozilla" does not appear in the search result description."