Further Updates on Firebird Naming Debate
Friday April 25th, 2003
Jonathan Walther of the Debian project has published a transcript of an interview with an anonymous Mozilla developer about the Firebird naming conflict. According to IBPhoenix, which is affiliated with the Firebird database project, Walther has offered to mediate in the dispute. IBPhoenix have also published their own update on the situation, apparently written by project administrator Ann Harrison.
#18 if phoenix's for end0users
Saturday April 26th, 2003 11:38 AM
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Why it lasted so long? Because the powers-that-be at mozilla.org decides to call everyone who disagrees a troll or someone with nothing better to do.
The same happened when people complained for years about the splash screen.
And I'd suggest they stop calling everyone trolls and flame-warriors. I can quote Kovu and lots of others who don't even bother to converse but rather say things like "give it up" or "no, we won't change it."
Again, I point you to the MD in the interview, who when asked about making an official clarification, said only: "Trust me."
Not exactly reassuring to me.