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Full Article Attached Update on Tree Plan for 0.9.4

Saturday August 25th, 2001

Asa Dotzler has sent in an update to what mozilla.org's plans are for the 0.9.4 milestone. Click the full article link for more info on this, and what you can do to help.


#71 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Still confused

by SmileyBen

Wednesday August 29th, 2001 5:01 PM

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Well in that case you ARE saying what someone else suggested you were - if a product has very low user figures there's no point carrying on developing them. You should have told Linus ten years ago not to bother, because nobody should develop the software that can make minority operating systems more popular - we should just hang about with the status quo.

The *whole* point of Mozilla is that regardless of whether people are using it on Windows, Linux, Mac, BeOS, Unix, every one of them is trying to use a minority operating system - called the Internet. But obviously 'you have no concern' with people trying to realise a vision where the internet / the browser can be the platform because we already have a platform with such a high market share that no other has 'significant presence'.

We're not constantly distorting - we're reading what you're saying, and trying to explain what the logical conclusion are. No new product will start with a 'significant presence' and only a 'one-size-fits-all' mentality suggests that percentage of market share is all that proves a piece of software should exist. Evidently Zeus shouldn't exist, because Apache and ISS have the lion's share of the market - god forbid that something trying to do things differently should exist (and prosper for it).

So yes, don't me so rude, accusatory and defensive - we're not distorting. If you mean something other that what we're reading, I strongly suggest you express yourself better.