Opinion: Mozilla's Open Source Success
Tuesday April 13th, 1999
Is Mozilla dead? Is the Open Source movement a failure? From reading the mainstream computer press recently, and from listening to Jamie Z., you might get that impression. However, I believe the truth is quite different than what we've been led to believe. Click "Full Article" below to read more.
#2 Re:Opinion: Mozilla's Open Source Success
Tuesday April 13th, 1999 4:38 PM
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Yes, I agree, Chris. The main difference between NS and MS coding now is that NS (Mozilla), having dropped the proprietary blockade, is inviting the world in to help diversify the environment and, thus, the code. MS may have good programmers, but they are all looking in one, forced direction, and are unable to get outside input. It's like inbreeding, only now NS has widened their genepool.
And about AOL I wholeheartedly agree. I have been saying over and over that while AOL's portal might not be for everybody, they were the best thing that could happen to NS. Basically they brought eyes, money, and a blessing to Mozilla when it needed it the most.
Strangely, some silly geese are still flocking elsewhere. Let them. They won't be remembered for the revolution.