Microsoft Ruling to Come Today
Monday April 3rd, 2000
The Associated Press is reporting that Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson will issue a ruling in the Microsoft anititrust suit after the financial markets close today. The notice of the ruling follows the failure of settlement talks mediated by Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago.
It's fair to consider Mozilla an indirect consequence of Microsoft's actions in the browser space. So, I have a hypothetical question to pose to you. What do you think the browser situation would look like today if Mozilla wasn't made Open Source -- if Netscape had held onto their code and produced it without outside help? What would the last two years have been like? Where would the browsers be today?
#2 IE standards would be Internet standards.
Monday April 3rd, 2000 12:17 PM
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My opinion is that the existence of Mozilla has encouraged IE to become more standards compliant.
I also think that Mozilla has made more of the public aware of the open souce movement in general.
Finally, aside from the browser, I think the XUL architecture will really take internet applications in a new direction...
Time will tell. W