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.
#19 TMs and websites
Sunday April 27th, 2003 9:47 AM
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Yes, the page with TM symbols that you mention was last updated on April 21, before the branding document published on April 26. I agree that it should be updated soon according with the new branding, and without TMs. The news item with a link to that page was retired quickly from MozillaZine, it was little time online.
Apart from that, the official developer documents (branding and project) at mozilla.org are already updated with Mozilla Firebird (without TMs) as just a project name for the new Mozilla Browser (like SeaMonkey for the current Mozilla).
There is a large number of unofficial webpages about Mozilla on the Internet, written by many different webmasters. I think at least a few of them have still Firebird(TM), but most of the traffic goes to the main websites, and surely the small websites will follow their example about the naming, etc.
Mr. Walther was also concerned about the websites issue <http://www.ibphoenix.com/…x&page=ibp_mozilla_jw> , so this seems to be a point for the dialogue between the two administrative teams or their representatives.
This is all what I know as a simple interested user and tester. I hope the things will go well, because nobody in the two open source communities benefits from the past unfortunate situation. Good luck, sincerely.