February 9, 2004

BirdFoxFire… um…Fox

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The new version of Phoenix Firebird Firefox has been released. Version 0.8 of the Little Browser That Would Be Mozilla has come, after two months of wrangling over the new name. It definitely sounds like a name that was picked by committee. There’s even a FAQ about the new name.

But I hate the new name. It’s stupid.

Our editors are trying to figure out whether this is a question.

Ben Goodger explains the process behind coming up with a new name, but I thought the official roadmap said this project would ultimately be renamed Mozilla Browser anyway. So wouldn’t that make this whole naming flap moot? Or did they drop that idea in favor of Mozilla Firefox? Is there anything in the Mozilla organization that doesn’t change from week to week?

Hat tip: Craig Saila

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  1. Kalrac says:

    So, it goes from being a respectable town in Arizona with that whole neat undead flair to a two-fer cheap software company from the days of the C64 who had hits like Ninja Master and The Happiest Days Of Your Life. Then, they decide that’s not good enough and change it again, this time to a bad Clint Eastwood movie from the 80’s? Man… Why don’t they just call it “Mozilla Pinto”?

    Posted February 9, 2004 @ 6:57 pm

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