Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Oh great... Mozilla Firebird and SQL...
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi Andrew,

> Martijn Tonies wrote:
> > Care to sponsor?
> >From Feb 2004 on, it could be viable to be part of
> sponsorship, yeah and I'd like to join, if possible.
> The only issue is that I've got to get stable with the job and
> salary <g>, from that point on no probs.

Actually, I was thinking of the "go to court" thingy :-)

Nevertheless, becoming a Foundation member helps as well. But,
as you hopefully understand, the Foundation is holding back a bit
on going to court with the money contributed by members, going
to court is not exactly cheap and we should be very sure of our
case before doing so. Even more, all other things should be tried
first. As you might know, their "Firebird" project already "changed"
to "Mozilla Firebird" because of the noise we made and all "tm"
parts were removed from the name.

> > If everything goes forward as planned, Mozilla Firebird should
> > rename itself before version .8 comes out, as posted by
> > Brendan Eich, in this list, as a Mozilla Admin.
> Do you really beleive them?

Do we have any other choice? The archive of this list is public and
we were asked to not make the announcement publicly available
until .8 has been released. Except for in this list and committee
meetings, nothing has been "public" up till now. I've had a small
email exchange with Brendan and he says they will keep word.

> > So, we'll have to wait a little before doing anything else.
> I already sent an email to webmaster@... complaining
> about the SQL project. I then received an automated message
> where they said "Dear Mozilla Friend", I replied to that message
> saying "I'm not your friend" <g>.

:-) ... In all your exchange, do keep it friendly, to show that although
you may not be a Mozilla friend, you are a reasonable person :-)

Martijn Tonies
FirebirdSQL Foundation Committee