IGEL Technology Announces Support for Mozilla Firebird

Tuesday May 13th, 2003

Bette Kun wrote in to tell us that IGEL Technology has announced support for Mozilla Firebird in its Linux-based thin client terminals. "We decided to jump all over this technology at an early stage in the development cycle," said Steven Earle, IGEL's President of US Operations. "Mozilla is strategic to our next-generation IGEL Linux Internet delivery device." Earle believes that Mozilla's open-source nature and emphasis on standards is critical. "This technology is significant because it is based on open standards," he said. " works very hard to adhere to standards, including those proposed by the W3C World Wide Web Consortium. Everybody speaks about IE6, but IE6 could be viewed as a barrier to success because it is not open. The Internet and Internet delivery needs open standards... Shouldn't the browser technology also be open?" More details are available in IGEL's press release (Adobe Acrobat PDF format).

#1 Wow!

by robdogg

Tuesday May 13th, 2003 12:47 PM

This is an absolutely amazing development. Mozilla Firebird can now be installed on Linux. This is what I've been waiting for since M12. I can now switch to Linux. Thanks, Mozilla & IGEL.

#2 works very hard

by cactusleague

Tuesday May 13th, 2003 10:56 PM

phoenix 0.6 could be viewed as a barrier to success because it is not releaed.

#3 Re: works very hard

by GAThrawn

Wednesday May 14th, 2003 6:54 AM

"phoenix 0.6 could be viewed as a barrier to success because it is not releaed."

There's no reason that should hinder IGEL.

They don't need a released version of Phoenix/Mozilla Firebird at all.

As it's an open source project, anyone can take a copy of the source code at any point and then build their product off that, of course a released version does have a slight stamp of approval in that it should have had a code freeze and lots of testing done to it just prior to release to prevent any regressions that may occur on a normal nightly build.