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Full Article Attached Astounding Comments From the WSP

Thursday July 20th, 2000

The WSP (Web Standards Project) now states that it is interested in released products more than compliance, and has released one of the most astounding pieces of work I have seen come out of their office.

The WaSP, a pseudonym which speaks for the whole WSP (or at least its leaders) has written a piece taking Netscape to task for failing to produce a browser in the allotted time limit. Click "Full Article..." below to read my response. For the record, I am not an employee of Netscape.


#18 Estimates?

by KiaserZohsay <kiaser_zohsay@hotmail.com>

Friday July 21st, 2000 12:20 PM

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Remember, Open Source is not just about licencing, it's a whole development process, and the Mozilla team is on the bleeding edge, here. *No* *one* has ever tried an open project of this magnitude, so trying to "predict" how long anything will take is futile.

If anything, an open project will take longer to release a similarly complex piece of software, simply becease of the increased scrutiny that such a project receives. There simply can't be any "ship it by XXX whether it's ready or not" or "ship it now, patch it later" mentality, the process won't allow it.

In fact, the whole concept of a "release" gets fuzzy with open projects. I have been running Mozilla as my primary browser since M15, and Mozilla exclusively since M16. Anybody (and do mean anybody can run the installer builds) who wants a standards compliant browser can get one, and get get it now.