code name for Thunderbird 3.2

Andreas Nilsson nisses.mail at
Sat Jun 19 00:42:02 UTC 2010

  On 06/19/2010 01:01 AM, Dan Mosedale wrote:
>  Thunderbird 3.1 was code-named Lanikai, after a beach in Hawaii, and 
> the Mozilla Foundation is running a campaign to help people donate to 
> help stabilize an endangered species of bird there at 
> <>.
> We'd like to do something similar for Thunderbird 3.2, and have been 
> talking to the Mozilla Foundation about our options.  They mentioned 
> that a lot of folks have been asking if there's some way for Mozilla 
> to help channel charitable donations to help clean up after the oil 
> spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and suggested that naming the release 
> after Miramar beach in Florida would be a good way to do this.
> To quote:
>> [Miramar] is on the gulf coast. It's on the edge of the spill zone, 
>> but not largely effected yet, nor is it one of the truly devastated 
>> areas. It is a vacation destination in the gulf and the name isn't 
>> directly correlated to the spill (so it doesn't immediately make one 
>> think of the disaster when they hear the name). The thinking with 
>> choosing this beach is that we could use the name (easy to say in 
>> English) for 3.2, but fundraise for clean up efforts for the entire 
>> gulf.
> I like this thinking, as it strikes me that it does a good job of 
> balancing naming concerns while still helping us Do the Right Thing by 
> fundraising for the gulf.
Sea birds, such as pelicans seems to get terribly affected by the oil 
spills, so it would tie in with the bird theme.
- Andreas

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