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

#53 I wouldn't use anything insecure from Microsoft

by PaulB <>

Saturday January 25th, 2003 2:01 PM

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My experience with Microsoft programs on my Mac was that they are either too insecure or they are the source of system conflicts. All the others have to be paid for I believe, so Mozilla is still the best choice for the home user setting up a computer on a limited budget. Mozilla will be even better choice once the Calendar matures a bit.