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Full Article Attached Mail/News Performance Effort Underway

Friday November 2nd, 2001

Seth Spitzer today sent an update out about what the Mail/News team is doing to meet their goals for Mozilla 1.0. They'll be focusing almost 100% of their effort for at least the next two milestones (0.9.7, 0.9.8) on Footprint and Performance of the various parts of Mail, News, and Addressbook. Not only will they be focusing on it, they'll also be locking down their part of the tree and only accepting performance or footprint fixes. Very few exceptions will be made. Click the Full Article link to see Seth's full post.


#111 Re: Re: Re: Re: Some FAQs for you to read

by strauss

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 12:20 PM

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> probably he thinks that Linux contributors are just unpaid suckers working for RedHat and Suse. <

Most Linux contributors are paid, and almost all Linux contributions are reviewed and approved by people who are paid to do so. Similarly for Mozilla. The myth of volunteerism in open source projects has been mostly obsolete for a few years. Volunteer effort is not what makes things like Mozilla, the Linux kernel, StarOffice, and GCC run. They advance because people are paid to advance them by companies who feel it's in their economic interest to do so.