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

#14 Re: I meant amateur, not immature

by bzbarsky

Thursday January 23rd, 2003 2:24 AM

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Not sure about menuitems, but there's a mechanism in place for locking prefs and last I checked Netscape distributed (as part of the free Client Customization Kit) a nice gui for doing just that