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.

#7 I think this could be really interesting.

by Galik

Monday April 26th, 2004 7:36 PM

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What I think they are getting at it using the Mozilla rendering engine (gekko) to render the Gnome Desktop using XUL description language. I don't think it means using Gnome libraries to help write the Mozilla Application Suit thus tying Mozilla to Gnome. I think it means the opposite - using Mozilla libraries to write Gnome's user interfaces. Sounds to me a bit like what OEOne have been doing.