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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 mozilla.org.


#35 Congrats to the Moz Team!

by vcs2600 <vcs2600@yahoo.com>

Thursday January 23rd, 2003 11:41 PM

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Well, it's great that the Moz Team has finally figured this "bug" out.

Many realized at the time that putting www/mail/news in the same process was a fundemental design flaw in Netscape 3, and there was absolutely no decent reason to repeat that atrocity in Mozilla.