code name for Thunderbird 3.2

Ludovic Hirlimann ludovic at mozillamessaging.com
Sun Jun 20 21:41:48 UTC 2010


 On 19/06/10 01:01, 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
> <http://www.mozilla.org/parks/lanikai/>.
>
> 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.
>
> Thoughts and feedback are appreciated.
>
> I'm hoping to finalize the name this coming week, so feedback by
> Tuesday the 22nd would be great.
Florida is less affected than Louisiana (or maybe it isn't) so I would
have choosen a beach from louisiana ...

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Ludovic Hirlimann MozillaMessaging QA lead  
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