mozilla.org releases Mozilla Milestone 0.9.4
Friday September 14th, 2001
#166 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 1.0 is in
Wednesday September 26th, 2001 5:07 AM
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interesting opinion about open source. Just a question: why runs half of the internet on Apache servers if they aren't successfull? And before you say something about "oh they get so much money from business". They were successful way before companies decided that they should invest money in open source software to show people how cool they are. There are many other applications that were useful long ago before the open source hype startet. Just that you weren't interested in them doesn't mean they weren't useful. Maybe development goes faster when companies pay people to help in open source projects but even without them these projects would go beyond any commercial competitor simply because they are made for users and if appropriate for developers using them. They simply have to because this is the only way for being successful and making your name known. To be better and not to do just more marketing like commercial projects can do to get their software to users.
Other point about marketshare of browsers. How do you know that either Opera or Konqueror have roughly zero marketshare if both browsers gladly support changing their user agent string? And most users of these browsers change them to something IE like cause of many browser sniffing sites that would not recognize anything but IE. So every statistics about browser usage is just worthless if they did not ask every user wich browser they use but just count on logfiles. Never trust any statistics you didn't fake yourself. (or how this maxim would sound in English)