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.
#63 Did XEmacs die after JWZ left Lucid?
by Snowshoe Guy in the Woods
Saturday April 3rd, 1999 10:48 PM
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last time I checked - XEmacs wasn't dead as a doornail.
The explanation for JWZ's departure more likely involves some burnout and the need to either:
- spend some time spending the money he made by: 1) selling his shares when they peaked years ago or 2) accepting AOL's generous offer for shares he acquired only recently OR - find a job because he got shafted royally and could see the writing on the wall.
JWZ is really an author/writer trapped in a coder's body ;-) He obviously feels the need to speak the truth as he sees it and I think some hyper-sensitive and overwrought interpretations of what he said have been made here.
Retirement activities: I think he should go write a novel/memoir the contemporary cyberworker version of Orwell's "Down and out in Paris and London" ... and maybe help out here and there with XFree GNOME or mozilla ;-)