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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:28 pm

After months of discussion and further months of legal investigation, we're finally comfortable moving forward with new names. The new name for the Phoenix browser is "Firebird". The documentation and product strings will be updated soon. In addition to securing the Firebird name, we've also got the OK, from those contributing legal resources, to use the name "Thunderbird" for an email client. Hopefully this will be the end of naming legal issues for a while.

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djst: edited the title to avoid new threads about the name

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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:33 pm

Good choices, and also the ones I predicted a couple of weeks ago in an AfterDark post, based on the reorganization. How about re-enabling the splash screen so we can get some good Firebird splash screens.
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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:36 pm

good news. congrats.
i hope the general public will be bale to follow the names changes.

good luck.
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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:37 pm

WooHoo!!!
If you're not using Firefox, you're not surfing the web, you're suffering it.
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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:47 pm

OMG wow I just refreshed and this pops out of nowhere lol...wee....good choice...

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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:48 pm

Long live the FireBird!

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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:51 pm

Well I'll be hornswoggled! Golly gosh, a fresh new name. Yippee!

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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:52 pm

where's http://mozilla.org/projects/firebird ? how can you a browser without a webpage? i'm glad the name finally came out and i could care less what it is. that is as long as it wasn't phallus.

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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:57 pm

Camino, Firebird, Thunderbird, one might think that the Mozilla team has an unhealthy infactuation with American cars. ;)

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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:58 pm

I love this name, since I am a huge fan of HOMM. :-)

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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 5:58 pm

Willl, as Asa said, that docs and strings "will be updated soon". They probably need some time to make all the changes.
I guess the product will also be changed in bugzilla.

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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 6:00 pm

seb wrote:Willl, as Asa said, that docs and strings "will be updated soon". They probably need some time to make all the changes.
I guess the product will also be changed in bugzilla.
i wasn't really worried about that, but i think it would be a good idea for me to read a post before responding to it.

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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 6:03 pm

MoNkaholic wrote:Camino, Firebird, Thunderbird, one might think that the Mozilla team has an unhealthy infactuation with American cars. ;)


Wait until they rename the Mozilla suite Winnebago.
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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 6:08 pm

I like firebird

Thunderbird is a shock to me, since at our high school we call ourselves T-Birds (thunderbirds).

But yeah, Firebird is a cool with me, just seems like were naming mozilla's broken down components into good American cars. Not that that's bad, being an American and all ;)

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Post Posted April 14th, 2003, 6:15 pm

Great, gotta love the new names. Can't wait to get my hands on a stable Firebird build and for Thunderbird to reach 0.1.

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