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Five Years Ago Today: Netscape Source Code Released

Sunday March 30th, 2003

On this day in 1998, Netscape made good on its historic announcement to release the Communicator source code. At 10:00am Pacific Time, an early development snapshot of Netscape Communicator 5.0 — which included Navigator and Composer but not Messenger — was posted to mozilla.org, together with a note thanking those who had made it happen. Netscape also published a document describing how the open source development process would work after the code release. Contemporary news coverage came from sites such as CNET News.com, whose article featured quotes from both Netscape and Microsoft, and Wired News, who filed reports both shortly before the release and on the day after.


#6 Re: Re: Did mozilla achieve what it promised ?

by vgendler

Monday March 31st, 2003 8:22 AM

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"If Mozilla was aimed at becoming the number one browser, it has clearly failed" - It is not the end, it is not the end. If it were an aim I would consider it as a clear success. Without marketing even without any advertisements Mozilla already has good market share only from the word of mouth. I pointed all my friends to it and almost all of them switched to Mozilla. If Mozilla in the couple upcoming versions will offer tighter and better integration between such components as Mail and Calendar them it will increase its market share considerably.