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

#23 Re: OT, but I'll respond

by kujo

Thursday January 23rd, 2003 1:04 PM

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I must say I love .NET but I agree with you hole heartedly on points 3 & 4. I have heard that .NET 2.0 is going to implement Windows.Forms it a way that abstracts it completely from the API (I hope its true). And in that case I am all for changing the API in an imcompatable way.

Oh and by the way there are some people working on tools for .NET, check out <…penSource/SD/Default.aspx> it is showing a lot of promise.