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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.


#126 Re: Re: Independence

by roc <roc+moz@cs.cmu.edu>

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 3:27 PM

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> Remember Gerv complaining last week that the Mozilla leadership were being called on the carpet every week to justify to netscape management why they should keep the project open source? <

If, insane as that would be, Netscape chose to devote themselves to a closed-source fork of Mozilla, that would still not mean that mozilla.org is not "independent". If Netscape ordered mozilla.org to disband completely, then that would be a real test --- although I suspect non-Netscape folks @mozilla.org like Mitchell Baker, Frank Hecker and Chris Blizzard would have something to say about that.

Netscape employees still do most of the development (partly, as I said, because they've hired (or tried to hire) most of the good non-Netscape contributors), so Netscape carries a lot of weight with mozilla.org --- maybe too much. But to say there is NO degree of independence is simply wrong.

> I'd need to see examples and documentation. <

I can't republish drivers email, sorry. But if you search Bugzilla, you should be able to find bugs where PDT approved a patch to be checked into Netscape's branch before it was approved for the Mozilla trunk (if it was approved for Mozilla at all).

> That's a weird claim. Basis? <

<http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103081> and others.