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Mozilla.org Spin-Off?

Wednesday December 16th, 1998

ZDNet posted an interesting article concerning Netscape's relation to Mozilla.org and the possibility of Netscape making Mozilla a non-profit organization.

The article states that it has been considered before, and could be a possibility in the future. The main reason behind spinning off Mozilla, would be legal protection if patented code was contributed, and Mozilla.org was then sued. Being non-profit, Mozilla.org would make no money, and be worth nothing, hence, nothing could be gained by suing them.


#6 Re:Mozilla.org Spin-Off?

by John Offenhartz <offenhartz@postdirect.com>

Wednesday April 21st, 1999 3:23 PM

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First off, ZDNet has always struck me as the equivalent of a tabloid. The 'Hollywood Insider' of Silicon Valley, if you will. Headlines scream "JWZ in open source love-spat with Netscape! 'What about the children?' say close friends of the couple."

FUD? More like the typical "we aren't really a part of this culture, but we like to pretend we are." all media are famous for.

I read ZD to be bemused, not informed. I suggest everyone do the same and the world will be a better place.