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Full Article Attached Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

Thursday April 22nd, 1999

A recent Forbes article characterized Mozilla as a "flop". The article had so many inaccuracies that I felt a rebuttal was required. At the same time, I felt that some light needed to be shed on the differences between commercial Open Source projects and "all volunteer" Open Source projects. What follows (click "Full Article" below) is a rebuttal to the assertions in the Forbes article and my opinion on what can reasonably be expected from a commercial Open Source project.

As always, the opinions are my own, and do not reflect the opinions of mozilla.org (which MozillaZine is not affiliated with).


#10 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by Caustic <jdub@student.usyd.edu.au>

Thursday April 22nd, 1999 5:43 PM

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P.B.:

It's way pre-alpha! Whether it's open source or not - it still doesn't mean that a perfectly usable and useful binary will pop up from nowhere!

Sorry, but if you're looking for a browser to use, look at a Netscape download page.

If you're looking towards the future with a hunger for bug-killing, look to Mozilla.org

When will people stop expecting the current Mozilla to be anything other than ALPHA software?!?