Mozilla 1.0 User FAQ and Reviewer's Guide
Saturday May 25th, 2002
David Gerard writes: "The start page for Mozilla 1.0 is in the works, with some results ready for comment from the Mozillaverse. Take a look at the Draft 1.0 User FAQ (there's also an XML/XSLT version if you want to try triggering bug 146119 ;-) and give feedback using the link at the top of the page. Also check out an early draft of the 1.0 Reviewer's Guide and send comments to ralph[AT]dimp.com.
#40 Re: Open Source Software
Sunday May 26th, 2002 11:57 AM
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Free Software and Open Source refer to the same software. They're not actually at war with each other.
Both are relevant to Mozilla: the Open Source angle because it gives us a better Mozilla, the Free Software angle because users and web developers can get out from under Microsoft's thumb: <http://www.opensource.org…y/case_for_customers.html> - that link is on opensource.org, but it starts with a rant about freedom.
The MPL and NPL are both listed as Free Software licenses by the FSF, but the NPL *isn't* listed as an OSI-accredited Open Source license. I've emailed them asking about this, because they should be linked as well.
There is a draft page on the subject on the 1.0 start page which mentions both in tandem most of the way down.
As a product, Mozilla is roughly comparable to IE 6 or Opera 6. But freedom makes *all* the difference. Being beholden to a vendor is, um, bad and annoying.