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Mozilla Still Good After 32 Days

Saturday July 27th, 2002

Timothy Dyck began using Mozilla about a month ago and he hasn't looked back since. In an opinion piece, the eWEEK journalist describes his favourite features and outlines some improvements he'd like to see in future versions.


#12 Re: Re: Re: What does mozilla.org think of this?

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Sunday July 28th, 2002 10:08 AM

You are replying to this message

"Mozilla.org has the responsability for making a good end-user product, because, frankly, nobody else is. "

Ignoring the faulty logic, you're entitled to your opinion but it's just that, an opinion. mozilla.org does not have the responsibility for making a good end-user product. mozilla.org has a responsibility to it's developers, testers and the vendors releasing Mozilla-based products and that's it. The side-effect of facilitating developers, testers and vendors is that our technologies are good enough without significant changes for most end-users. That is a side-effect, not a driving force and anyone who doesn't understand that doesn't understand this project well enough to tell mozilla.org what its responsibilities are.

The part you don't seem to get is that "good end-user product" goes well beyond making a great client application. It requres packaging, distribution and support. mozilla.org is not in this business and doesn't have the resources right now to even try. Vendors like Netscape, RedHat and IBM do have the resources and they are putting those resources into action to make their Mozilla distribution a great end-user product.

--Asa