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Never mind; I was thinking of the firebird database. They DID try to
hijack that name, but I forgot that they'd eventually given up and so
firefox is the newer name.
Where's the proof?
Posted Oct 17, 2006 4:01 UTC (Tue) by jwalden (guest, #41159)
They DID try to hijack [the Firebird name], but I forgot that they'd eventually given up and so firefox is the newer name.
Actually, if you recall Firebird was the followup to Phoenix, and as names go it was a fairly logical choice with logical consistency with the old name. Their mistake was in thinking that the separate software fields were separate enough to be safe. If you'll also recall they changed the name from Firebird to Firefox when it became clear that doing so was The Right Thing To Do. (Also keep in mind that this was over two years ago; naysayers should get a grip here.)
I know that all the "cool" kids in this thread and elsewhere seem to think it's okay to bash Firefox for everything they've ever done now, but reasonable people have never ascribed every Firefox decision to malicious intent and will not start doing so now.
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