AOL Cuts Remaining Mozilla Hackers
Tuesday July 15th, 2003
It has been learned through public and private sources that AOL has cut or will cut the remaining team working on Mozilla in a mass firing and are dismantling what was left of Netscape (they've even pulled the logos off the buildings). Some will remain working on Mozilla during the transition, and will move to other jobs within AOL.
The news isn't all doom and gloom, folks. I've been informed that the number of volunteer Mozilla hackers started eclipsing the number of Netscape hackers last month, and that a number of folks have already been snatched up by other organizations.
Stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE: Looks like folks are starting to post to ex-mozilla.org.
UPDATE: I was told to stress that Mozilla will continue, and that many of the folks let go today will continue to devote time and energy to it. I'd like to wish all the best of luck, and I'd like to thank everyone for the amazing contributions that they have made over the past five years.
UPDATE #3: Some changes made to the main text above.
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Wednesday July 16th, 2003 8:52 AM
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Isnt this beisade towards AOL because of this action, but AOL never liked the netscape browser, ever since they used IE as their favorite browser. And they, can have a dominant position on US. But not in the rest of the world.
Now the doors are open, with mozilla foundation mozilla can have a steady grow beside the stocks market or any other risk inherint to a company like AOL. I think this was a relief for mozilla people, and both to AOL. Unfortunetly people in the middle did surfer, NEtscape employees. But i hope soon they get a better and deserved luck finding new positions and work.
What would be nice on the following week or two, would be a BIG company showing up and do the desire support in the MARKETING field promoting and selling Mozilla Technology all Over WOrld. Something like a SUN or IBM or anyother major Big company.