Full Article Attached Update on Mozilla 0.9.4 and

Wednesday September 5th, 2001

We asked Asa Dotzler of to update us on the general state of Mozilla, and of Click the Full Article link to read his reply.

#41 Re: Netscape 6.5 for Dummies

by strauss

Thursday September 6th, 2001 2:02 PM

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>> That would perhaps be an understandable speculation, until AOL makes it clear that they are still committed; but The Reg is reporting it as a foregone conclusion. <<

True, and that's not good journalism -- but what does you expect from the Register?

I'm just pointing out that MozillaZine posters are assuming the opposite as a foregone conclusion, which is just as much jumping to conclusions as the Register article was.

In fact, I find the silence on the questions of outside vendor support and size of layoffs rather ominous. If AOL was committing to supporting Mozilla and there were not deep layoffs, then I think MozillaZine would be jumping on that and telling us all the good news. Instead, there is an information blackout from people like Asa who presumably know the answers to these questions. Given the human proclivity for speculation, it's hard not to assume the worst in these circumstances.