"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..."