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.
#120 Re: Ironically, the ex-mozilla site hangs mozilla
Wednesday July 16th, 2003 10:24 AM
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If it's any help, it's rather screwed up in IE too. Works for me in Mozilla, it just takes a long time because the page itself is very large and it loads hundreds of images from a whole bunch of different servers.
The page code is a mess - many of the chunks have their own <html> and <body> tags inside the <p> tag for the chunk. There are also generator tags from several versions of Netscape HTML editors, Microsoft Frontpage and other crap.
Basically it's a load of HTML chunks created by the each person in question, all run together. Not a good way to create pages, but I don't suppose they really care...