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.
#69 The future
by -=Yusuf=- <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sunday April 4th, 1999 8:44 AM
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To: pete collins.
I'm one of those people who would like to work on Mozilla if I could - but my C programming is not good enough. In a few years, I will have finished my University degree and then I'll work on Mozilla, coding stuff. You see, there are lots of messages I see here saying basically the same thing: "We want to help, but we cannot code -- yet". Mozilla has inspired many people to do things for the Lizard, and some of these are the future coders, the future caretakers of the Mozilla project.
So to address JWZ's point of there being little developer interest? Listen up: *WE* are the developers of tomorrow. And in a couple of years, we'll be coding alongside everybody else and adding our $0.02 to the codebase. And when 5.0 finally arrives, I'll bet there will be another dozen or two developers who'll leap into action on the browser -- just give it time.
In fact, it really doesn't matter whether the Mozilla.org project dies out for now. It'll just become a Linux kind of thing then: the source code will still exist, and a few people will eventually pick it up and improvise; it'll only be used by programmers at first, and spread to everyone as the word goes out about the newer, faster lizard on the block. Mozilla is not dead, nor will it ever truly die as long as the source is out there, and no matter how long it takes, it will win out.
-=Yusuf=-, hoping he doesn't actually have to wait 20 years for 5.0 tho...
PS Jarr and his fellow cohorts: You'll be using this program soon, so you might as well contribute instead of standing around, sucking your respective thumbs and whining!