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 (which MozillaZine is not affiliated with).

#16 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by Bruce Jensen <>

Friday April 23rd, 1999 5:15 AM

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Thank you for taking the time to respond...

I wanted to hear what someone close to Mozilla would say in response to the previous statement I made... which isn't what I really think.

I agreed with your response 100%.

There is *no doubt* in my mind that Mozilla will be a smashing success!