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

#44 Re: Hello

by pbreit

Friday January 24th, 2003 11:31 AM

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If you actually read my post, you'll see that I specifically left out mail because I do know that the mail part of Mozilla has a non-trivial user base. But given the numerous good mail client alternatives on every platform, the absence of mail in Mozilla would be a non-issue.

What I want is for Gecko-based browsers to gain market share. As has been deomnstrated by Chimera, the way to do this is to make a lean, high performing, un-bloated browser.

And, if AOL ever switches to Mozilla, they will use nothing more than Gecko.