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

#10 I meant amateur, not immature

by tuxracer

Wednesday January 22nd, 2003 7:34 PM

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Netscape will never be a replacement in schools until admins can get more control. Admins need to be able to lock out certain menus, lock certain prefs, lock certain UI elements, etc... This can all be done with IE, but not with Mozilla/Netscape. Until then Mozilla/Netscape doesn't stand a chance in schools.