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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).


#20 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by SomeSmartAss <improv@magma.ca>

Friday April 23rd, 1999 7:56 AM

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How many MS coders does it take to change a lightbulb?

None. They make darkness the industry standard.

MS never follows standards, because their used to forcing people to use theirs. Its not a stratigy, its an inherint way of doing business at MS. "We're Microsoft! Everyone will HAVE to use our version!"