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Full Article Attached Mitchell Baker on the Firebird Naming Dispute

Monday May 12th, 2003

Mitchell Baker, mozilla.org's Chief Lizard Wrangler, has recently been in contact with Ann Harrison, an administrator of the Firebird database project, and Mark O'Donohue, President of the FirebirdSQL Foundation. Mitchell has posted a copy of a recent letter she sent to Harrison and O'Donohue to netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey. In the message, she describes how mozilla.org firmly believes that Mozilla Firebird is not infringing on the Firebird database trademark but that the name will eventually give way to 'Mozilla Browser' as the focus of development shifts towards standalone applications.

Some recent media articles have declared the Firebird database community as the victors in the naming dispute. Later this week, MozillaZine hopes to publish an exclusive interview with a senior mozilla.org staff member, which will shed some new light on the situation and clarify mozilla.org's current position.


#39 Re: come on, you are being thick

by lsces

Thursday May 15th, 2003 3:11 AM

You are replying to this message

(dont even try to suggest a database might get confused with a browser, no ones buying that)

BECAUSE NOONE ACCEPTS THAT THE FIREBIRD DATA SUITE INCLUDES BROWSERS TO BROWSE FIREBIRD DATA !!!!!!!!

Sod the legal arguments - I have a FIREBIRD browser on every customer decktop - it looks a a Firebird database - end of story