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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.


#11 Admins do have this control

by Dracos

Wednesday January 22nd, 2003 9:12 PM

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What admin can't rename a jar or xpi file to *.zip, extract it, edit the xul files within to remove/edit the prefs panels, zip it up again, and rename it back to the original file? Knowing a little bit about Mozilla's architecture can go a long way.