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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.


#65 Re: Internet Explorer should be the unified browse

by plwong

Tuesday July 15th, 2003 8:58 PM

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I'm really interested in seeing how your webpages are.

I've written quite a lot of web applicatiosn before, and I never really have problem with cross platform html and javascripts. Espeically for html, I learned html from w3c's spec. Those stuff just works everywhere.

I do need to mension that IE's css support is giving me some problem. I always like to keep my pages clean with all "looks and feels" code in css. But IE doesn't support some of those css and hence forced me to dirt my web pages with styles. I hate that. =(