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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.


#79 Re: JWZ Resigns

by LarkMan <dlark@nospam.caverns.com>

Sunday April 4th, 1999 9:18 PM

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Yes it was sad to see JWZ resign. It is also truly sad to see so many wallow in the supposed mire that this creates. But what is truly saddest, what is really pathetic is that after one year, JWZ and mnay other people are giving up the ship without any perspective at all.

I have been using Linux since 0.99pl??? (I forget actually). I remember the days when NDAs ruled the roost or simply no hardware specs existed at all. Put it into perspective - no Adaptec 2940, no support for Diamond vid boards, etc. Now companies actively solicit the Linux community for support.... Hmmm... how long did that take like almost 5 years... 5 times as long as JWZ took to deem 5.0 "a failure". Don't fool yourself, the Mozilla project is about as large and complex as the Linux source tree (complete with architecture diffs).

It has been a source of great joy to see Mozilla evolve into Gecko. One year to make this so, one year to cast off the burdens of Motif (something I seem to remember JWZ had a penchant for), one year make what I think could become the browser we all (Win32, Mac, and Unix users) can call our own.

I foresee a long prosperous life for the lizard! JWZ can find something else to grouse about. And I am sure he will...