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, 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, and brought about its formation in the first place. Jamie will be missed, and we wish him luck.

#45 Re: Evolution

by zontar

Friday April 2nd, 1999 9:44 PM

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Dear jarr,

You said:

"...diversity is the secret of evolution. So, please try to evoluate..."

Why the fsck do you think I support Mozilla?

A hotshot C programmer I am not. Well, gol-leee, Aunt Bea, mea culpa. I resent your insinuation that anyone who isn't one is a useless blob of protoplasm. In point of fact, I'm one of those whom you describe as "lusers" -- I do websites using HTML, JavaScript, the DOM, and the odd bit of Perl. I'm one of the folks who's counting on Mozilla to help tip the balance in favor of standards, lest the Web be turned into one giant Visual Basic app whose primary function is to suck down money and power and output them in the general direction of Redmond, WA.

<SARCASM>My, my -- THAT would be a Great Leap Forward for evolution and diversity, now, wouldn't it?</SARCASM>

And since I don't code enough C or C++ to be of any, I try to do the next best thing -- I report UI and rendering glitches to BugZilla when I find 'em, and encourage my webhead friends to download builds and do likewise.

So, if you really meant what you said, and were not just engaging in Snively Whiplash melodramatics, you can (to quote jwz) "just bite me".