Firebird Database Project Admin Apologises to for Mailbombing

Saturday April 26th, 2003

In an update to an earlier article, IBPhoenix is reporting that Ann Harrison of the Firebird database project has apologised to Staff for "problems a mailbombing may have caused". The apology was made at the request of the Debian project's Jonathan Walther, who has offered to mediate in the dispute. The article also reports that the Firebird Admins and the FirebirdSQL Foundation are trying to open a more formal channel of communication with

#16 Re: "Why You Should Switch to the Firebirdô Browser"

by JStarkey <>

Sunday April 27th, 2003 8:25 AM

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It's not just confusing, it's utterly illegal. The "tm" symbol is a legal declaration that Mozilla claims ownership of the "Firebird" mark, which, by trademark law (if legitimate) would deny the use of name to the Firebird (database) project.

Whether this use was the result of duplicity, sloppiness, or just stupidity remains to be seen. It does demonstrate a clear, callous indifference to the importance maintaining the appearance of good faith.