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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).


#28 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by arielb

Friday April 23rd, 1999 3:58 PM

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I don't see Netscape losing. They're gaining Netcenter members. They're gaining ICQ users. Plus the fact there are more non-MS servers than MS (such as Apache and Netscape) hosting websites. I don't think MS will be able to control the internet by the time Netscape 5 arrives