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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.


#11 Re:JWZ Resigns

by cpt <cpt@mbay.net>

Friday April 2nd, 1999 12:09 PM

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<P>This is sad, really, really sad. Jamie's personality was a strong driver in the Mozilla community. </P> <P>I agree with what Chris Knolls said. Maybe he'll come back in a few months. In fact, I think a lot of people will be joining the Mozilla community once a beta is produced, particularly if the beta is all it's cracked up to be. </P> <P>I once saw a talk show on television where several people were talking about political campaigns. One woman, a veteran of several elections, said that if you think your candidate is going to win, don't worry about money at all. Because after you've won, the campaign contribution checks start piling in (all pre-dated, of course, to appear as though they were written before the elections.) </P> <P>I think that after Mozilla shows product, a lot of faith will grow, or just be restored. And that will probably attract more developers, since it will be, as Jamie said <I>the web browser that people are actually using</I>.</P>