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.

#125 Re: prove it.

by strauss

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 3:22 PM

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We've all seen that the vast majority of Mozilla work is done by paid contributors from Netscape, and that noteworthy outsiders have almost all been paid employees of companies like Red Hat. Recent explanations of the Linux kernel process on /. showed that almost all the core kernel maintainers were Red Hat employees. When Sun has tried to throw non-core features in OpenOffice to volunteers, such as Mac OS X support, they have not gotten anywhere. GCC fixes were largely from paid employees of Cygnus (a compiler consultancy, now part of Red Hat) for years. GNOME is almost entirely done by employees of Ximian, and they also took a lot of work from paid employees of the now defunct Eazel.

Tell you what, why don't you prove that large open source projects are primarily done by volunteer labor? Gerv would love it -- he was just begging for evidence that open source development was bringing in lots of free outside work so he could show it to Netscape management.