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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.


#99 Re: Re: Some FAQs for you to read

by SmileyBen

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 5:32 AM

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>> Technically Mozilla is independant. <<

>Technically it is not. Find me the corporate filing for "the Mozilla organization." It doesn't exist. That "organization" is owned by AOL Time Warner and is completely accountable to them. When AOL Time Warner coughs, Mozilla has no choice but to jump. We've seen this several times this year. I think most of the people who insist on this illusion of separation are sincerely deluded rather than simply trying to trick people into volunteering to help AOL Time Warner's strategic interests for no pay, but they're just as mistaken.<

That's such a moronic argument. I wish they made philosophy, or at least logic, compulsory in all school.

Where are the corporate filings for Lee Strauss? Or for cheese? Or for art theory lessons? Well obviously there aren't any, because they aren't corporations. You'd have to have a particularly bizarre ontology to believe there were only corporations.

You're still in the mad, straw man mentality where businesses aren't allowed to contribute to open source projects, and people aren't allowed to do so for monetary gain. Will mozilla.org no longer be independent from OEOne if they merge their calendaring stuff, especially when it's for the sake of making money? Of course it will still be independent, and obviously open source projects *love* large contributions from corporations. It's only closed source projects that make these sorts of distinctions, and won't take contributions from (other) corporations.