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

#3 Re: 5 yrs from now? Lets try to get back to 5 yrs

by jvlb

Wednesday January 22nd, 2003 4:33 PM

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Boy, we all knew the decline in American education was serious, but this is truly disconcerting. I suspect the lizard must be the browser of choice for the home-schooled, however.