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.

#91 That's just too bad...

by roibm

Wednesday April 23rd, 2003 3:32 AM

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I've been an Interbase user for quite some time and when Firebird came out I was very happy. I've been a Netscape user ever since Netscape 2 back in '95, and then I switched to Mozilla and then used Phoenix because I need only the browser(for email I have my own app). But, after all this I would really think twice before installing the new "Firebird" on my machine, not because it wouldn't be good, but because it ain't fair not to care about the other open source projects over there, even if not big/fat and with a powerful backing(like AOL). For me fair has a very important meaning, and I would prefer spending 39$ on Opera(which is good enough for me, and really fast). It's sad to see two communities that should treat themselfs like brothers acting so fairless(like I'm the big brother and I don't care about what you have to say, I'll do what I want). SAD :(