Subject Re: [IBDI] Re: Product name
Author Adam Clarke

I think your pushy approach has done wonders. You'll probably keep getting
under some peoples skin but that seems to liven things up here.

If I had to care I'd agree with Marcus, however I barely do.

Please try and make peace with Helen tho, she's got more brownie points for
supporting 'the database' than you'll have for quite some time yet (if


----- Original Message -----
From: "Helen Borrie" <helebor@...>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: [IBDI] Re: Product name

> At 06:30 AM 27-04-01 +0000, you wrote:
> >But Firebird hasn't really been released to public yet and hasn't
> >been promoted under any name so far, so this isn't really about a
> >change, it's rather a matter of choosing the right name at the
> >beginning
> Markus:
> Firebird has been *the* name associated with open-source dev. of "that
database" all along. All of the existing application developers know it
and - at present, dear friends, they are the supporters and customers of the
"brand association". The Sourceforge admins know it. The online journos
know it.
> Firebird will change its name if enough of the ***Firebird*** people want
it to.
> All this "will" and "must" and "should" is getting irritating. Could this
thread be permitted to be a forum of ideas and views on those ideas, instead
of a soapbox where one loud voice wants to shout down all the rest? Past
experience has shown that this community gets good results from concensus
about a good idea. It is not a mass of dunderheads needing a daily
hammering to get a point.
> If you please...
> Helen
> All for Open and Open for All
> InterBase Developer Initiative ยท
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