Shock as MozillaZine Readers Turn to Slashdot for Accurate Information

Thursday October 31st, 2002

For our last poll, we asked you where else you go to get Mozilla news. 848 of you answered with Slashdot getting 30% of the vote, almost twice as much as its nearest rival, MozillaNews, with 17%. The third-placed 'None of the above' option was favoured by 16% of you, which frankly tells us very little. FUD specialist MozillaQuest came in fifth with 8% of the vote, which concerns us slightly. 5% of you rely on mainstream tech news sites such as CNET's or eWeek while 4% of you prefer the weblog style of Blogzilla. Newcomers Planet Mozilla and MozFan didn't do so well with 1% and 0% of the vote respectively. NewsForge, with 1%, also did surprisingly badly, especially considering the amount of news we steal from them. Finally, 14% of you just go wherever telnet to port 80 will take you.

For our next poll, we'd like to know what your favourite Phoenix theme is. The options are taken from the lists at the mozdev Themes project and David Tenser's Phoenix Help so don't blame us if your favourite theme isn't listed. Go and vote now or just sit on the fence and watch the latest results.

#42 Attitude

by SubtleRebel <>

Friday November 1st, 2002 9:03 AM

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"This is not the way to develop a program. Collective ownership leads to neverending bickering in bugs which ultimately leads nowhere. It doesn't work, and Mozilla is testament to that. Phoenix is communal in the sense that we strongly encourage users (and non-users) to give us feedback in our forums. Yup, we don't grant checkin access to anyone under the sun. Imagine that! We still take patches from experienced people. And the process is very obviously working well."

Sounds like, according to Blake, Mozilla is a failure. However, I would say that Mozilla is a testament to how successful an open source project can be. I believe that many people would agree with me in saying that Mozilla is the best, most robust, web browser available. Obviously there are people who believe Phoenix has the potential to be better than Mozilla, but where would Phoenix be without Mozilla?

Although I have heard plenty of lip service about encouraging users to give feedback on Phoenix, it seems like every time someone posts some criticism it is met with harsh, arrogant, overly defensive comments which often include personal attacks against whoever dared criticize Phoenix.