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AOL Lays Off Netscape/Mozilla Transition Team

Wednesday October 1st, 2003

In an expected move, America Online yesterday laid off the last remaining Netscape employees paid to contribute to Mozilla. Although AOL sacked or reassigned most of the Netscape browser division back in July, they agreed to continue employing Asa Dotzler, Brendan Eich and David Baron for a couple of months as part of a transition team to keep things running smoothly as mozilla.org reduces its dependence on AOL. This transition has involved moves such as setting up the non-profit Mozilla Foundation and migrating mozilla.org servers from Netscape hosting to services provided by meer.net.

AOL has not completely ended its involvement with the Mozilla project yet — the transition is not entirely complete and the online giant has promised to give the Mozilla Foundation $1 million in addition to the $1 million donated so far. All the members of the transition team are expected to be hired by the Mozilla Foundation in the next few weeks.


#1 AOL won't completely give up

by chowychow

Wednesday October 1st, 2003 10:05 PM

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I don't know whether this was mentioned before, but AOL seems to be up to something when it comes to Mozilla Mail at least

<http://www.aolepk.com/communicator/>

Unfortunately I don't see any word of Mozilla mentioned anywhere. Weird.