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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.


#37 Re:JWZ Resigns

by Kovu <Kovu401@netscape.net>

Friday April 2nd, 1999 7:14 PM

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I don't know that any browser that deliberately tries to split web standards in favor of one company is considered a better browser. Netscape made mistakes--Mozilla is not one of them. They have proved by dropping the old code--as costly a move as that was--that they were ready to try to deal with that. The biggest mistake they ever could have made would been to have chosen to continue with the old code. IE3, 4, 5, and NS4 and 4.5x are all made from the past proprietary codes. I still don't see how we're "in deep shit" when Mozilla has a company as huge as AOL backing them now. They even went so far as to make the cuts half between AOL and Netscape workers--something many business writers said could be a mistake. I reiterate, Netscape is the best thing to happen to AOL. I don't like AOL's current browser, nor do I like their "family" stuff--that's why I stick with Netcenter.