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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.


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

by Andrew Berman <aberman@cs.washington.edu>

Wednesday April 14th, 1999 10:56 AM

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I just want to point out that comparisons to Linux, Apache, and all the Gnu stuff is unfair. How many years has Linux been in the public domain? How many people worked on Linux at the beginning? And how usable was Linus's first version?

You are all doing a *terrific* job laying the groundwork for ensuring that future browsers will be open source and standards compatible. Even if *NOBODY* outside Netscape helps with 5.0, once it's released in a working version, people will use it and improve it. Just like Linux, Apache, and all the others.

Best of Luck,

Andrew Berman