Firebird Poll Ignites Flames of Passion

Wednesday April 23rd, 2003

The question posed by our last poll was intended to get feedback on 'Firebird', the new name for Phoenix. We got it in buckets. A massive 20,576 people voted — that's over ten times as many as for the new Roadmap poll. The Firebird name is a sensitive issue and we strongly believe that certain parties made concerted efforts to fix the contest. Bearing that in mind, the results of the poll apparently suggest that 30% of voters love the new name, 6% like it, 4% are neutral towards it, 4% don't like it and 12% hate it. 29% of the votes cast were by people who think that should not have picked the same name as the Firebird database and 12% believe that the Mozilla suite should be renamed to Winnebago.

Our next poll will hopefully be less controversial. Tuesday marked the tenth anniversary of NCSA Mosaic, the revolutionary browser that is frequently credited with turbo-charging the growth of the Web. We want to know when you think the best period of post-Mosaic browser innovation took place. Was it immediately after the release of Mosaic, during which a crop of new graphical browsers hit the streets? Was it during in the Browser Wars, when Netscape and Microsoft battled for dominance of the Web? Maybe you think that we're currently in a browser innovation renaissance, with established companies like Apple re-entering the browser market. Let us know what you think and check the up-to-the-second results to follow the poll's progress.

#42 Re: Re: I want to use a browser I'm not ashamed to nam

by Ded

Thursday April 24th, 2003 11:06 AM

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Boris, Delphi and Kylix were only codenames too, but since during beta cycle thousands of people habited to this names... Note that almost nobody except Borland call them "Borland Delphi" and "Borland Kylix". Perhaps we are oversensible to our brand, I can't judge it as cool observer, but it is law of social psychology, small entities are much more sensible in this sphere, we in ex-USSR area have similar problems now with Estonians, for example, who in their aspiration for self-determination sometimes gets over bounds of reasonability. We understand this and meet this in a mode which would be inacceptable if it was compatible power. We really are very concerned to sink in the shadow of giant. Taking an opportunity I want to express my respect to Mozilla developers and regret if our attempt to attract attention by numerous mails was destructive for your and others work.

Alexander V.Nevsky.