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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).


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by pete collins <pcollins@ocsny.com>

Saturday April 24th, 1999 9:05 PM

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well as far as ie5 goes i installed it to check out the egg thing then quickly uninstalled it because it kept crashing my machine(nothing but blue screens from now on!)-the microsoft song-

as to the average mr and mrs smith the end user i hate to tell you but guess what their email adress is: <mrSmith@aol.com>

as to: "Unfortunately, I think it will take something beyond the means of the hardworking Mozilla supporters to overcome the ennui."

how about full functioning web applications for mr and mrs intranet, portal, isp etc . . that will be unlike anything seen before on the web.

a fully standard complient cross platform web cleint environment that will rival the promises of java

good things come to those who wait.