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Full Article Attached 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.


#3 Re:Opinion: Mozilla's Open Source Success

by _Dan

Tuesday April 13th, 1999 10:32 PM

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I think everyone is so anxious to get their hands on a final release of Mozilla that they are starting to get irritated by all the delays. I think this is what's causing all the recent comments that Mozilla is a failure (that and JZ's interview), however what there not looking at is the potential of the end result. Hell these guys could have slapped something together with the old layout engine (and it's lack of standard support) and had a final release by now, but then they would be in the same boat as MS. MS hurried to release IE5 and ended up releasing a buggy browser that barely supports standards better than there previous version (hell they even broke their own DOM). I think that once a final product is shipped most of the media will change there story and hail Mozilla a success, but until then we'll just have to put up with the bashing.