AOLTW Announces Sony Pact

Tuesday November 13th, 2001

Normally we wouldn't mention this, except there was a key quote that we thought should be highlighted in the press release:

* The joint development of an Internet browser designed for optimal performance, a consistent experience, and greater convenience on networked consumer electronic devices. Both companies envision not only employing the browser in future Sony products but also making it available to other consumer electronics manufacturers.
Could we soon see Mozilla on Sony devices like the Playstation or other pc based devices?

#20 Re: actually

by bzbarsky

Thursday November 15th, 2001 10:14 AM

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Now if only you would stop harping on a moot point...

The fact is, contributors to Mozilla can decide what they want to work on. This includes both individuals and organizations. The contributor called "Netscape" has decided to work on Mail in addition to the core layout engine. The contributor named "Ben" has chosen to work on mail exclusively. The contributor named "Fabian" has chosen to work on the DOM. What has the contributor named "phreit" decided to work on? If were to mandate that all contributors should work only on the layout engine, then the only effect will be fewer contributors. For example, I'm working on DOM Style issues and MIME integration issues on Linux. Neither has anything to do with Gecko. The latter doesn't even have anything to do with Mozilla-based browsers because those browsers have to reimplement the mime service interfaces in most cases anyway. So please don't tell me that I should be working on Gecko, because frankly I find the whole layout section of the code incredibly tiresome.