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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.


#115 Re: about time

by Lemerly

Wednesday July 16th, 2003 9:17 AM

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i use it. and i know how crappy IE is to code for compared to Moz. IE sucks from a developers point of view. we could easily cut out alot of javascript in many sites just with css menus. but can ie do them? heck no cuase it sucks. and its old. and it costs as much as an OS.

a well designed piece of software wont need HACKS to make pngs work. dude you need to hang out in the css-d mailing list and you will see just how crappy IE is. the dumb thing has the hardest time with lists. such a simple thing but not with ie.