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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).


#35 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by macpeep

Saturday April 24th, 1999 1:44 AM

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I just checked CNET's browsers.com and they list 4,062,596 downloads for IE5 so far. And that's only on one download site. Not to mention that from my download alone, four other people have installed it.