Mozilla Foundation Holds Future Strategy Talks with GNOME Foundation

Monday April 26th, 2004

Slashdot is reporting that the Mozilla Foundation has held talks with the GNOME Foundation to discuss future collaboration. The minutes of the meeting, which took place via teleconference last Wednesday, reveal that the discussions covered the integration of Mozilla with GNOME, strategies to combat Microsoft Longhorn technologies (especially XAML), duplication of technology between the two projects and the default Linux browser. The meeting follows Brendan Eich's earlier comments about how the Mozilla project can move forward with GNOME. Exactly how closely the two projects will work together is still being debated. The Mozilla Foundation is keen to form an official alliance with GNOME, while founder of the Galeon and Epiphany GNOME browser projects Marco Pesenti Gritti is pushing for a full merger.

#2 Please don't tie any Mozilla product to any deskto

by yglodt

Monday April 26th, 2004 1:32 PM

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I think it's a really bad idea to integrate any mozilla (Fx, TB) too much into a desktop (gnome or kde). I for myself am already really bothered that Fx has the "Save/Cancel" buttons reversed while running in linux. I want it to behave the same way in windows and linux.

Mozilla should stay really platform independent. I have no problem in Mozilla requiring gtk. But I would have a problem if mozilla would require and gnome libraries to run. There is nore than gnome, and with the huge steps that kde has made, I wonder if it's a good idea at all to base Mozilla on gtk...

To the first poster: konqueror, and opera, both are faster than Fx on Linux.