Sun to Contribute to Mozilla.org Effort
Friday March 12th, 1999
by Mohamed Samy
Saturday March 13th, 1999 12:45 PM
That's great news for all us Mozillazins but I wonder how will sun benefit from that ,her main business is servers and java.
#2 Re:Sun to Contribute to Mozilla.org Effort
Saturday March 13th, 1999 4:22 PM
When you take into account that Sun and Mozilla are going to combine eventually, it might make a little more sense then.
#3 Re: Sun to Contribute to Mozilla.org Effort
by Peter Mihajlovic
Sunday March 14th, 1999 5:40 PM
I don't understand..are there people at Sun working on getting mozilla to run on their servers, "workstations" and operating system software? Anyone building NGlayout? XP/Lesstif? Not according to tinderbox, bugzilla, http://www.mozilla.org - what is holding up Sun to contribute? Are they still looking for GTK? GTK 1.2 is out guys.
#4 Re:Sun to Contribute to Mozilla.org Effort
Monday March 15th, 1999 2:26 PM
Sun engineers are already working with Mozilla folk. Check the newsgroups for more info: http://x10.dejanews.com/[ST_rn=ps]/dnquery.xp?ST=PS&QRY=*&defaultOp=AND&DBS=1&format=terse&maxhits=25&LNG=ALL&subjects=&groups=netscape.public.mozilla.*&authors=*sun.com&fromdate=&todate=&showsort=date
#5 Re:Sun to Contribute to Mozilla.org Effort
Monday March 15th, 1999 6:20 PM
Nope. Sun & Mozilla will NEVER combine. Mozilla is an independent organization. Go read the intro first...
#6 Re:Sun to Contribute to Mozilla.org Effort
Tuesday March 16th, 1999 6:09 AM
Navigator/Communicator, and thus Mozilla, is a great enabler for selling server solutions, since many customers wants to buy or get their client software from the same vendor as the server software/hardware.
For Sun it is essential to be able to offer both, and it is essential to be able to offer browsers on platforms Microsoft couldn't care less about
Thus, spending $30.000 on Mozilla, which is pocket change for Sun, is a cheap way of improving the total package Sun will offer customers that will be buying Suns or Netscapes enterprise software offerings.
#7 Re:Sun to Contribute to Mozilla.org Effort
Sunday March 21st, 1999 4:13 AM
yes SUN is codeveloping browsers with AOL
While Sun may not combine with Mozilla, they intend to use the finish product and codevelop browsers with AOL.