Netscape Releases 6.1

Wednesday August 8th, 2001

Netscape today released Netscape 6.1, which comes off the 0.9.2 branch. Visit the download page at Netscape for the build. Mozilla builds matching 6.1 are available in the July 27 0.9.2 nightly directories.

#101 Good point, but open-source is not well-known

by kb7iuj <>

Friday August 10th, 2001 10:07 AM

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How many people outside of the technology industry have heard of the term "open-source"? The closest analogue in non-technical terms is the word "volunteer".

You'd have to recruit some marketers who actually understand a little of the technology. Not a lot, but a little. (And I'm not talking about the type you see in Dilbert cartoons.) Myself, I've done marketing before, but I was never a success at it.

Besides, I do think it's a little early to do massive massive marketing of Mozilla. Mozilla milestones (and especially nightly builds) are to be used for testing purposes only until we hit 1.0. That doesn't mean I as a developer won't use it as my primary browser. (I consider that long-term testing...)

I just think the project's commitment to producing a quality product which in theory will beat the stuffing out of anybody else out there is fantastic. There's just no need to advertise this product until it's done with beta-testing to the public at large, which always always expects a finished product.

The general public really do hate "gamma-testing"...