AOL To Buy Netscape?

Sunday November 22nd, 1998

From Ben Marklein comes this interesting news -- apparently AOL is considering a buyout of Netscape in a stock swap. For the news, check out and Techweb. Sun may be taking over Netscape's business application division.

UPDATE: Another more in-depth article is available at

Here's another article - this one from the New York Times website. To view it, you must be be a registered user (it's free, though, so check it out).

UPDATE: An article at confirms the rumors, but no deal has been reached at this time.

#3 How Open is Mozilla

by Benjamin Suto <>

Sunday November 22nd, 1998 7:04 PM

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Maybe someone can enlighten me. If, say, AOL were to buy Netscape, does the NPL allow developers to continue developing the code that is currently available if, say, the browser were to become closed source as a result of this buyout?