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).

#40 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by Ariya Hidayat <>

Saturday April 24th, 1999 1:47 PM

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Mr. Z, looks like you don't love Mozilla builds. If you do, you'll easily know that to support proxy connection, is just by putting your 'prefs.js' from your old Nav4 to Mozilla bin directory. Whether Mozilla will win or lose, I'll be very happy to have a lightweight HTML renderer, which - as I am a developer myself - will be useful for many purposes (do you know that commercial not-100%-standard HTML renderer can cost more that $100 ?).