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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.


#2 Re:JWZ Resigns

by dmh

Friday April 2nd, 1999 7:45 AM

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This is a shame, and obviously a major blow to Mozilla.org; I just hope the project is able to redouble it's efforts and get the July beta out on schedule. I've read JWZ's rants on "censorial ISPs", and I think I can sympathise with what he's saying -- but equally it makes me realise how important the Mozilla Organization is in preventing a situation where there is only a single dominant browser. If Mozilla fails, it will be a major blow to the image of free [open source] software, and a major advancement for those who seek to turn the Internet into a closed, proprietary and ultimately controllable medium.