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JWZ Resigns

Thursday April 1st, 1999

It is a bittersweet day for the Mozilla community, as while the first anniversary party for Mozilla is on going, News.com is reporting, and Jamie Zawinski has confirmed, that he is leaving AOL/Netscape, as well as the Mozilla Organization.

This comes as a blow, as Jamie was one of the key leaders of Mozilla.org, and brought about its formation in the first place. Jamie will be missed, and we wish him luck.


#1 Re:JWZ Resigns

by Joe Hewitt <joe@joehewitt.com>

Friday April 2nd, 1999 6:38 AM

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Damn... I can certainly understand Mr. Zawinski's feelings of disappointment with mozilla.org, but I think we'd all have to admit to feeling a bit disappointed in him. If mozilla.org is truly greater than any one person, shouldn't the organization and it's members be able to overcome the potential oppression of AOL? I certainly never imagined that this project could be depressing; from the outside, at least, it has been exciting to watch (slow as it may be).

As an intense web developer, I have been drooling over the prospects of the upcoming browser, replete with standards support and stability. I must admit to being disappointed in the length of time this project is taking, but my patience is thick because I know that the end product will be over unbelievable value to the web... users and developers alike. I wish Jamie the best of luck in his future endeavors, and I remain confident that mozilla will eventually ship a browser that will again change the way the world views the web.