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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.


#38 Re:JWZ Resigns

by ERICmurphy <murphye@gmail.com>

Friday April 2nd, 1999 7:19 PM

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As far as Microsoft being way ahead...well that is shit. I am using IE5 right now (sorry to say), and it is nothing great. No better than IE4, except is doesn't crash the whole damn system once an hour anymore. CSS1 support is terrible. Many other glitches in it.

Mozilla is not a sinking ship, it just may be a little off course. The aim needs to be more towards hitting Microsoft in the Balls, and embracing Linux. I can offer two suggestions here.

1. I was very intruged by Gecko running as an Active X Control. Maybe we could sell this thing as an "IE Enhancement" created by Mozilla. People would think they are using the same web browser with an enhancement, but instead they are using a whole new browser. People would download it if it works better and is a small file size. Technically, just how far can we take this Active X thing?

2. I think Mozilla should expand into the Liunx arena by doing more than just a web browser. Doing a whole Linux front end would really catch a lot of people's attention. Developers would certainly be interested in XUL, and users would be interested in an interface that is easier to use and more customizable. A webified interface is something that could go along with this.

Sorry to create such a long post, but I am trying to turn this whole JWZ thing into something constructive as we consider what we should do.