O'Reilly Network on the Netscape-Mozilla Relationship

Wednesday September 4th, 2002

Last week, the O'Reilly Network published a weblog entry-cum-article about Mozilla from software professional Kevin Bedell. Superficially, the piece may appear to be just another Netscape 7.0 review but it also examines the organization of the Mozilla Project. Describing Mozilla as "a case-book example of outstanding open source management", the article discusses who benefits the most from the cooperation between Netscape and the open source community.

While you're there, check out the O'Reilly Network's other weblog posts about Mozilla and the Mozilla DevCenter.

#3 Re: netscape & profit??

by johnlar <>

Thursday September 5th, 2002 12:03 PM

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That depends really. As long as AOL (and other companies like Apple) see mozilla as a way to keep microsoft at bay, money will continue to flow. Its not so much a money maker itself, as its a defensive weapon. And it makes for great PR (how many serious computer professionals have changed their position about AOL as a company from pre-mozilla days. I know I have, after gecko becomes part of the windows base installation of AOL. I'll probably even start recommending it. EKK wouldn't have even thought I'd ever be saying that 4 years ago.