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.
#26 Re:JWZ Resigns
Friday April 2nd, 1999 6:18 PM
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Sad day for Mozilla.
But, to clear up a misconception in a previous message. JWZ's problem with Netscape in 98 was that they spent months working on Communicator 4.5 when all of them should have been working on Mozilla 5. The 4.5 project took many resources away from Mozilla that would have spead up the development, even with the decision to go to NGLayout.
I do not believe Mozilla is or will ever be a failure. There are too many of us who want it to succeed. XUL even looks like a potentially great new front end development environment. I think that Mozilla is late, but I think it is late because the Mozilla team made the tough decision to go to NGLayout. I think most of us here respect that decision and even todays builds have standards support that surpass IE5.
I am disappointed that Mozilla.org has the final release targeted to be released by year end. I had not expected this late a delay. But, if it means a better product, so be it.
Perhaps JWZ's departure will help get MozillaZine readers interested in helping the Mozilla project by writing code or just going to bugzilla and picking a bug and fixing it.