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

#45 where are the facts, man?

by joschi

Friday January 24th, 2003 12:12 PM

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'No "commercial customers" were using the suite.'

really? you have proof? why is it that netscape seems to think there were? go back under your bridge, little troll.