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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.


#46 Re:

by Kid Presentable

Friday April 2nd, 1999 9:57 PM

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With the merger, JWZ either got (a) tons of money or (b) shafted. Either of these are a good reason to leave. I read his speil, and it seems like he wanted to leave a year ago, but he gave it another year because of the open-source stuff. Then he wasn't patient enough to wait for a release. The rest of the story is in his explanation. (This is not a criticism BTW, just a guess at a bigger picture.)