Minutes of the mozilla.org Staff Meeting of Wednesday 19th February 2003
Monday February 24th, 2003
The minutes of the mozilla.org staff meeting of Wednesday 19th February 2003 are now online. Issues discussed include the 1.3 release, plans for 1.4 and 1.5, the Chimera/Camino 0.7 release, having mozilla.org host another tinderbox rewrite and additional developer tools, a research request for Talkback data and the splash screen.
Let's look at the facts. First, Mozilla is one hell of software program. A lot of people, including a lot of really smart folks, think that Mozilla is already the best browser yet made. On top of that, there are lots of talented folks working on making it even better. If you get a lot of Bugmail, like I do, I'm sure you'll agree with me that there are many, many people working on Mozilla who are just astounding in not just their technical expertise, but also in their creative mindsets.
The committment to quality that the Mozilla Community has is, I think, what we can be most proud of. You know, not all of us are getting paid, or getting paid enough, but we really care. You can't say that about the competition, or even many other programs. Sure, there are little things to nitpick at, but those things are getting fixed. The pace for fixing every single little bug is not that of a sprinter, but then, we are not running a 50 meter dash; we are running a marathon.
One great thing about the Mozilla Project is that we are helping to stitch up the fractured web. W'ere transforming the tired old warhorse into a sleek and elegant thoroughbred. It's a beautiful thing to see so many well-designed and recently designed sites based on standards out there, and more every day. The true potential for new technologies like XML and all the rest simply could not be contemplated without the Mozilla Project pushing the envelope farther, as we do every day.
So let's keep all this in mind as we discuss big questions, like "distribution or platform." Yes, it's an important question that needs to be considered. The great part about it is, we're choosing between a fabulous array of riches on the one hand, and another fabulous array of riches on the other. This is a good problem to have.
Finally, I just want to say that 1.3 is going to rock.