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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.


#5 Re:JWZ Resigns

by rgelb <nospam@nospam.com>

Friday April 2nd, 1999 9:23 AM

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I read his postmortem and share some of his concerns. #1 - no matter what the AOL spinmeisters said today on CNET, it still is largely a Netscape project, evidenced by people who reply on the mozilla newsgroups. Most of them have the netscape domain. Although it is great that the development is done in the open. Just by virtue of this, Mozilla is gonna be a great browser. Secondly, regarding AOL - his assertion that the choice of ISPs might dwindle to a handful of family friendly ISPs (read censorship), such as AOL and its inevitable clones. This is not such a far out outcome in todays world of mega mergers. This is one of the reasons I quit AOL, after being with them since almost the beginning.