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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.


#123 Re: re: Bugs that make Mozilla business-unfriendly

by Makali

Wednesday July 16th, 2003 10:38 AM

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Huh, when was the last time Sun produced something that was a winner with end-users? OpenOffice is not an MS Office beater, Java succeeds only in annoying the average user (at best they don't notice it's there, which is hardly a positive endorsement). Christ, you remember their last web browser? No way man. They can take the code if they want - they'd by quite within their rights - but don't expect great things on the popular front.