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).
#4 Re: Evaluating Commercial... etc
by "Anonymous" Coward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday April 22nd, 1999 2:21 PM
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The less competant the reporter, the more he or she falls back on some melodramatic cliche, like "<whatever> is doomed." Meanwhile, the REAL story for journalists is whether Mozilla represents an open-source threat to Sun's client-side Java.