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.

#4 What about KDE. Mac and Windows?

by dune

Monday April 26th, 2004 2:47 PM

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I'm a huge fan of Mozilla (App.Suite on Windows and Linux) Firefox on MacOS. I don't see any details about the others in this message.

I personally like the idea of XUL on the (Linux) desktop, but isn't it possible to get this working in BOTH GNOME and KDE??? I that case the KDE users can use Mozilla and XUL without the need to switch to an alien desktop environment. I know that KDE already has Konquerer, but this shouldn't be a problem in my opinion. Just colaborate with each other instead of fighting each other.

And whats the status of Windows and MacOS? I don't see any mention of those OS'es in this message, when the Mozilla Foundation is merged with the GNOME foundation this OS'es still need the Mozilla applications...