Jamie Zawinski's "Fear and Loathing on the Merger Trail"

Tuesday November 24th, 1998

Jamie Zawinski of has put up an opinion piece regarding the AOL/Netscape merger and its relationship to Mozilla.

#23 Re:Jamie Zawinski's

by Waldo

Friday November 27th, 1998 12:38 PM

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>On our press call yesterday, Mike Homer said > Mozilla is larger than Netscape. I know it's larger than AOL, too. --from <>


I gotta say, I'm suprised and encouraged by Steve Case's words. I truly hope he means what he says about Mozilla's autonomy. I take it the Netscape programmers will continue working on the project too then...right?

So a fork may not be the best thing YET, but I'm curious to see whether he means what he says above or he's just telling us what we want to hear.

After all, his strategy may be to "embrace" Mozilla for now only to "extend" it later. It will be harder to start a fork later if the "extending" is being done gradually.

For now though, I think it's too early to make a call. I think we should see what happens in the next few months, see how NGLayout development goes, etc.

That's my reaction anyway.