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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.


#16 Re: Admins do have this control

by CerthasIM

Thursday January 23rd, 2003 4:22 AM

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Don't know how it is in the states, but around here the usual school doesn't have an administrator. Usually a teacher handles the PCs, and most of this is unfortunately still in his/her free time. Sure the contractor who installed the whole thing most likely could do this, IF he took the time to get to know the Mozilla architecture far enough which is something that will not be a vast help to sell future products since nobody asks what Browser they get. And even then it would be unacceptable for the school to have to call in the contractor every odd time they need to make a minor change there.