Demise of Netscape Voted Most Significant Mozilla Event of 2003

Sunday January 11th, 2004

Last month, we asked you what you thought was the most significant event for the Mozilla project in 2003. The top choice was the demise of Netscape, which received 35% of the 1,947 votes cast. The launch of the Mozilla Foundation came second, with 29%, followed by the new end user focus (16%) and the new Roadmap (12%). The Firebird naming conflict finished in last place, with only 4% of voters considering it to be the most important event of last year.

For our first poll of 2004, we've picked five of the most popular Mozilla development books and want you to tell us which you think is the best. Choose from the Netscape Mozilla Source Code Guide, Essential XUL Programming, Creating Applications with Mozilla, Creating XPCOM Components or Rapid Application Development with Mozilla and watch the results to see which Mozilla book other readers favour.

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by mlefevre

Wednesday January 14th, 2004 6:31 AM

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Well if it's just some/most people in "the community" that you feel are the problem, then I don't see how that problem can be solved. The Mozilla Foundation doesn't have any control over the people posting to newsgroups and forums - it doesn't even have control over most of the developers.

The fact that Mozilla relies on volunteers they don't control for doing development and support is really the way things have to be, given the way they are funded and the fact that the users aren't paying cash for the products. Lots of people think the advantages of working this way outweigh the disadvantages...