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).
#45 History will repeat itself...
by Rick H.
Saturday April 24th, 1999 10:12 PM
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Looks like Mozilla is going to come out of the gate just like Netscape... arrogant, cocky, and full of themselves.
Sadly, they're going to end up just like Netscape... squashed by Microsoft.
I wonder if the then crippled Mozilla will go whining to the DOJ just like Netscape did.