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.
#167 Re: Source of your statistic?
Thursday November 8th, 2001 1:59 PM
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> Where did you come up with the information indicating that 90% of people get paid by Netscape? <
Take a look at the last 48 hours' checkins at <http://bonsai.mozilla.org…e=&cvsroot=%2Fcvsroot> and you'll see that Netscape contributions are clearly at or beyond the 90% level. Of other contributors, most appear to be paid contributions from other open source companies such as IBM, Red Hat, and ActiveState. There are also a few academic contributors such as roc, dbaron and our own bzbarsky -- I don't know if they're contributing their time or working for their schools on staff or as part of an assistantship. (dbaron has a false swell due to the fact that he's making lots of small string changes across the program.)
All together the non-Netscape contributions are less than 10%, and of the non-Netscape conttributions, most are from people who appear to be paid to work on Mozilla at other open source companies. I would be interested to learn more about the role of roc, dbaron and bzbarsky, who are obviously putting in a lot of time.