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.

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#12 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by arielb

Thursday April 22nd, 1999 9:43 PM

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yeah a million coders will just get confused as mozilla is still in progress. When we have a beta (I like to call July 20 Freedom Day) then we'll see more contributors because more people will be able to use mozilla as a real browser. However, there are companies that are interested in mozilla even at this stage. Neoplanet, Allaire, Sausage...quite a few I haven't discovered yet