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).

#25 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by AnonCoward

Friday April 23rd, 1999 11:21 AM

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While mozilla may not be a failure in the eye's of people working on the project or waiting for the final code, it is easy to see the point of view where it was a failure to Netscape.

Mozilla may succeed while netscape fails.