Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 13th Nov 2006 03:17 UTC, submitted by samyem
Databases After 2 years in development, the Firebird Project today officially releases the much-anticipated version 2.0 of its open source Firebird relational database software during the opening session of the fourth international Firebird Conference in Prague, Czech Republic.
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by siki_miki on Mon 13th Nov 2006 10:55 UTC
siki_miki
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2006-01-17

Firefox was supposed to use Firebird name, but those guys objected. Phoenix was browser's first name, until a BIOS manufacturer objected. Funny how a word that was spoken before even Roman Empire was born can be reserved for some US company.

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by kmarius on Mon 13th Nov 2006 11:33 in reply to "Fire-"
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2005-06-30

Make a new Linux distribution and call it "Windows" if you dare...

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by ggeldenhuys on Mon 13th Nov 2006 11:52 in reply to "Fire-"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

I think you are getting confused with the Browser and the Database Server, but I get your point. Isn't there a city called Phoenix in the US? I'm sure they existed before the BIOS manufacturer! :-)

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by Constantine XVI on Mon 13th Nov 2006 13:49 in reply to "RE: Fire-"
Constantine XVI Member since:
2006-11-02

The issue there is that Phoenix (the BIOS people) don't want to be associated with Phoenix (the browser), since they are in somewhat close markets. Phoenix would probably send a mildly volatile cake to the Mozilla team if they got pelted with calls for support for Mozilla Phoenix.

Also, under trademark law, you have to defend your trademark or cede control of it. See Debian IceWeasel.

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