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).

#42 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by Kovu <>

Saturday April 24th, 1999 5:54 PM

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actually I did d/l IE5--because my stupid IE4 is corrupt and won't properly uninstall because MS felt they had to make it "part of the OS" to save their sorry asses in court. I don't care how good it renders, go to the help screen and you'll see it credits Mosaic. The only thing MS about IE is how they've BOTCHED up Mosaic. I'm sure they'll do the same with Mozilla.