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.

#131 Re: Re: Re: prove it.

by strauss

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 8:52 PM

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> GCC, GNOME, and Linux started out as volunteer projects and were so successful that businesses sprung up and started paying people to work on them. <

Exactly. As an initial, "toy" project, the volunteer mode may be fun, and it may "work" in the sense of improving a toy project. Once a certain complexity threshold is reached, though, the startup cost of participating is so high, and the need for central control so great, that volunteer work becomes far less significant than coordinated and compensated work.