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Phoenix 0.3 Coming Soon

Friday October 11th, 2002

Blake Ross writes in with information on the upcoming Phoenix release: "Please bang on the current Phoenix nightlies and help us shake out any last minute bugs. We hope to release Phoenix 0.3 as soon as Monday and need as many eyes on the builds as possible. Areas that could use some real hammering on include bookmarks and the bookmarks toolbar, pop-up controls, toolbar customization, autocomplete and tabbed browsing. Thanks!"


#26 Re: Dissatisfaction with Mozilla.

by Dobbins

Sunday October 13th, 2002 8:13 AM

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Too Much Control? Netscape provided the original source, The trademarked name of the project, hosts it, pays for the bandwidth that is used when you download something from Mozilla.org, and is footing the bill for the salaries of most of the people working full time on the project. They have sunk a hell of a lot of money into the Mozilla project, and it's absurd to think that Netscape would pay millions of dollars and have zero input on what the software will do.

As long as Netscape is footing the bill for most of the code that goes into Mozilla they will have a major voice in deciding what that code is. Few employees have the luxary of working on whatever code they feel like. They are assigned a project to work on, and if they want to remain employed that is what they write.

Don't like Netscape's influance on Mozilla? You are free to fork the code at any time. Download the source, set up a cvs server and a web site, and announce your new internet software project. Just don't make a hypocrit out of yourself by attempting to exert any control over the project you started and are paying for.