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MozillaZine: IBPhoenix Calls For More Focussed and Courteous Protest Campaign

Apr 18, 2003, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])

"IBPhoenix, the FirebirdSQL Foundation sponsor who yesterday called for a mass forum posting and emailing campaign in opposition of Phoenix's renaming to Firebird, have reconsidered the scale of their protest. In an update posted on the IBPhoenix front page, the group says: 'Yesterday, your voice was heard on their forums and in broadly targetted email. We've got their attention. Now, we should make our argument, simply, cogently, and with the respect owed by one open source group to another.'

"In a new article published today, Firebird Admin Ann Harrison asks fellow members of the Firebird database community to 'stop broadcasting our dismay widely and focus instead on those people who can actually affect the decision.' Adding that 'the point is not to smother them in accuratory (sic) or derogatory messages,' Harrison calls for future emails to be sent only to Mitchell Baker, mozilla.org's Chief Lizard Wrangler, and Asa Dotzler, who announced Phoenix's new name on Monday..."

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