Five Years Ago: Netscape Announces Intention to Release Source Code
Wednesday January 22nd, 2003
On this day in 1998, Netscape Communications Corporation announced that it was planning to release the Netscape Communicator 5.0 source code to the public. Heralding the move as "bold" and "aggressive", Netscape described how it intended to "create a special Web site service where all interested parties can download the source code, post their enhancements, take part in newsgroup discussions, and obtain and share Communicator-related information with others in the Internet community." You'll know this site as mozilla.org.
#1 Woo hoo!
Wednesday January 22nd, 2003 3:16 PM
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Mozilla has come a long was since that announcement. I wonder where we'll be five years from now?