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

#20 .NET

by dpol <>

Thursday January 23rd, 2003 8:10 AM

You are replying to this message

I can understand your sentiments regarding TCPA, but what's wrong with .NET? I see .NET as a huge boost for Windows programmers. Ximian is thankfully working on a UNIX-implementation (Mono), which brings .NET to my platform of choice.

If you're referring to .NET My Services (Hailstorm), that project is no longer worked on by Microsoft. So what exactly don't you like about .NET?