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).
#32 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects
Friday April 23rd, 1999 11:03 PM
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Oh, give up PB. That you judge pre-beta software in such a way is ignorant, pure and simple. and saying "until such and such happens" when there is a definite timetable for such to happen is just dumb. If you don't like it go eat crow with IE's blundering, mammoth waste. Mozilla's browser FITS ON ONE FLOPPY! ... I give up. If you don't see the promise in this program you either don't want to or you're not looking hard enough.