Full Article Attached Mozilla Looking to Forge Alliances with GNOME and Other Open Source Projects to Combat Longhorn

Tuesday April 6th, 2004

jgraham writes: "Brendan Eich has written an interesting post to the netscape.public.mozilla.seamonkey newsgroup outlining some of the plans being made to ensure that Mozilla technology remains useful and relevant in the future. Brendan sees Mozilla developing into an open cross-platform alternative to forthcoming Microsoft technologies such as XAML and is looking to collaborate with other open-source projects to make this happen." The GNOME project is mentioned explicitly. Brendan's message is part of a longer thread about the goals of

#76 Two products, two names...

by rkfoster

Thursday April 8th, 2004 9:51 AM

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[quote]This is not entirely true, but it's what the public perceives, and I believe this perception of COHERENCE => SAFETY/SECURITY to be at the root of Window's success, notwithstanding monopoly games and the like. People are lazy buggers, and they are scared to the bones.[/quote]

Just wanted to say that the above is a very good description of what I also think is the real root of Microsoft's success. They know this quite well and make use of it at every turn. Having an integrated Mozilla/*nix/User Interface/XML based/development platform is all well and good, it's a good plan, but unless Joe and Jane Public can sit down at the local Starbucks and use the resulting whatever-ma-callit then this alliance will be dead in the water.