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Firebird Database Project Admin Apologises to mozilla.org 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 mozilla.org 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 mozilla.org.


#18 Re: About names, codenames and the new situation

by JStarkey <jas@netfrastructure.com>

Sunday April 27th, 2003 8:49 AM

You are replying to this message

"But this is a misunderstanding, we think that the things are going fine for all since yesterday, really."

Yesterday, this forum posted an article "Why You Should Switch to the Firebirdô Browser" (please note the trademark symbol following the unqualified Mozilla). This is not not "fine." It isn't even "ok" or "borderline acceptable". On the contrary, it is "illegal", "improper", and "bad faith." (See <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/phoenix/why/>)

Mr. Walther is action as a mediator, not an arbiter of trademark law. A confidential name of an undisclosed project is no problem to anyone. A high visibility project heavily promoted on various site is a problem.