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Netscape 6.1 Beta 1

Tuesday June 12th, 2001

Netscape today released a beta of their upcoming 6.1 release, based on the mozilla 0.9.1 branch. Check out the release notes, or grab the build.


#164 Re: ONTOPIC! Netscape 6.1 PR1 v Mozilla 0.9.1

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Monday June 18th, 2001 5:08 PM

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Netscape isn't GPL - it's a freeware commercial product that uses open-source Mozilla code. Mozilla itself isn't GPL either (but I believe parts of the code are), it's MPL/NPL which the Free Software Foundation doesn't even class as proper open source. I can sort of understand why Netscape 6 could be called adware (it has small ads in Instant Messenger and implicit ads/links to Netscape's site elsewhere), but I agree that it's a bit unfair.

Alex