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Full Article Attached Reports of Mozilla's Failure Have Been Greatly Exaggerated or Why Mozilla Will Change the Web... Again

Friday January 28th, 2000

Reader James Russell has written an article (with added updates) on why Mozilla is going to weather the blistering press attacks it has suffered recently. Viva Mozilla!


#31 Re: Mozilla's useless to me w/o 128-bit encryption

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Monday January 31st, 2000 3:15 PM

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I understand the encryption thing but I hope you're wrong on the forever sticking with Navigator and here's why. There are (hopefully) going to be non-Netscape _commercial_ browsers based on Mozilla that will also include encryption and other important features/plugins (and 'style'). Mozilla will not only be a Netscape ongoing beta (as you suggested) but an AsaZilla (for example) ongoing beta and a KovuZilla ongoing beta and whatever other commercial or non-commercial distributions come into being. It is my belief (and hope) that there will be several viable commercial mozilla products. I suspect that some of these will be less 'AOL' than Netscape's (shopping buttons, etc.) but still feature and option rich. If Netscape Communicator turns out to be the only commercial distribution of Mozilla then I'll be sympathetic to your position, using Communicator and peeking in on mozilla every once and a while.

Just some thoughts, Asa (posted with mozilla, not really planning on his own distro)