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

#27 keep up.

by joschi

Thursday January 23rd, 2003 4:45 PM

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the moz team knows about this, its just a bug, its not the end of the world. they are actively working on having each app run in a separate process for exactly this reason. seeing as moz is a 1.x product, these sorts of issues are not unexpected and they are being fixed as we speak.

as for *cough* some people constantly rattling on about how they dont think that main/news/chat belong with a browser, well, who cares what you think? you dont work for netscape and you dont know a thing about the needs of their target audience. their customers had needs and they built a suite that met them. if you just want a browser, go ahead and ignore the other components, but please, save us all the whineing.

personally, i use mail/news and chat every single day and am glad its intergrated into mozilla.