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).
#23 Mozilla vs IE
Friday April 23rd, 1999 8:50 AM
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OKey, lets say IE get more users, and more support, despite its low-class -- We would still have an open-source browser. Thats much better than if just netscape continued in the old way, releasing buggy and big applications and loosing more and more to IE. Now we got a living and open project that hasn't got profit as it sole goal, we have alredy won!