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

#34 Re: nonsense

by joschi

Thursday January 23rd, 2003 11:26 PM

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seeing as large parts of netscape 4.x's customer base was using an entire internet suite (think commercial customers), building just a broswer does not meet those customers goals. this isnt a very difficult concept, is it? your uninformed trolling is very dull.