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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.


#8 Re:JWZ Resigns

by Adhitya Chittur <PyroGuy83@geocities.com>

Friday April 2nd, 1999 10:08 AM

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Oyy....I could take either side of the argument here...so here are both arguments breifly...

It is understandable that he has left, and I agree that large companies typically lose their innovative power, often because of annoying, Dilbert-esque circumstances. And without innovation, a company has to use the market to their advantage, something only possible for Microsoft.

And here is the other argument:

That is what is called as being a quitter. He didn't even see Mozilla through the big 5.0. He prematurely called it a failure. He should have at least waited for the final release of Mozilla and see what came of it. But he upt and left. All the more reason to make an even better browser.