Anonymous Former Netscape Executive Donates $4,200 to AmiZilla Project

Saturday December 20th, 2003

James "Kovu" Russell writes: "A former Netscape executive who chooses to remain anonymous has just donated $4,200 to the AmiZilla booty, resulting in a total booty of over $8,400! 'His only request is that he wants to see the amount get over $10,000 so is requesting others donate what they can,' says the story at Rock on!" The AmiZilla project aims to raise a bounty to encourage programmers to port Mozilla to Amiga OS.

#15 Re: hmm

by Gnu

Sunday December 21st, 2003 5:35 PM

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Does that look like some circa-1985 OS to you?

Amiga was the first mass produced consumer-grade computer to run a Unix-like OS. The difference between Amiga then and Amiga today is akin to *nix then and now -- old mechanics, modern principals. You'd be very surprised at how many Amiga nuts there are hiding out in the shadows ... well, enough to scrape up nearly ten grand for a Mozilla port, apparently. It's quite a robust system these days.

And people should know better by now than to equate propriety and low volume with dead technology. Of course, supportive of open-source as I am, I'm also not the militant sort who sees closed-source as evil incarnate (in spite of my name). I'm a rather poor socialist. Besides, slagging off closed-source operating systems pretty much shoots Mozilla in the foot when you consider the huge injection of popularity given to the project in recent times by Windows users -- is that any better because it's a high volume OS?