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.
#95 Re: UN-UN-BELIEVABLE!
Wednesday November 7th, 2001 2:18 AM
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Strauss is quite right. Even though Mozilla is used by Nokia, and other companies too have put efforts and resources into it, the dropping out of Netscape from the Mozilla project would mean such a serious decrease in resources and expertice that there is no way in hell Nokia (or Apple, or IBM etc.) would continue supporting it. My guess is that they would all move to Opera in a flash.
And then there\'s the operational issues. Where is the Mozilla HQ located physically? Where are all / most of the meetings held? Where is Bugzilla? Who pays for its bandwidth?
Without Netscape, the Mozilla project would grind to a halt and cease to exist in all other sense except that the source code would still be out there. It wouldn\'t DIE but it would cease to be RELEVANT.
Strauss mentioned the network effect earlier, how the value of a network is exponentially proportional to the number of nodes in the network. Well, apply that to market share.