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.

#71 Mercurio is a better name in a two way swapping

by bandido

Tuesday April 22nd, 2003 4:11 PM

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Maybe they should do a name swapping. Phoenix becomes Thunderbird, Thunderbird (Minotaur) becomes Mercurio. ... Mercurio is Spanish for Mercury, the Roman God who was Zeus messenger (Mercury is Hermes, in Greek mythology) ...after all Chimera was renamed to Camino (Spanish for way, route, dirt road) .. (Mercury is already taken by Pegasus Mail) .. just kidding

In a serious note, the database people should call their product FirebirdSQL and problem solved, but of course they want to milk as much free publicity as they can