Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Fwd: Use of the name "Firebird"
Author marius popa
Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote:
> The Mozilla foundation has a lot more money than the Firebird
> foundataion. They both have similar aims (develop open source software).
> Why don't we offer to change our name for a good faith donation. I
> expect this money will do more good for us than getting back a name that
> wasn't very good in the first place, and that will permanently be marked
> in history with the stain of this whole incident. We'd also get a chance
> to relaunce ourselves again with our new name, making at least some
> publicity. All the people who said "I'll never use your database because
> you ..." would have to reconsider, and they will rediscover us, and
> maybe even convert to us from MySQL.
> What do people think?
> Robert Munro
No - With big bold italic red fonts (All with a Green neon frame).
Is not a good idea in what you say.
This name will stay even if we have to fight for it (Firebird fight club
anyone ? :))
To give you an example :

What will happen if Linux (TM) will be renamed into FreeBeerOS .
I know it will sound better but it took >10 years for linux to grow at
this stage (I think anyone heard of the linux by now and some of us is
using it) and known by it's name .

Firbird (TM) name as a database (TM) will take the same amount of years
to be known as best oss database .

It's better to use your energy in Firebird(TM) evangelism and writing
articles , using in your projects, testing .. etc

Take a good example from Mozilla community :)

The *issue* of firbird name clash is dead (TM) .Amen.