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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 mozilla.org (which MozillaZine is not affiliated with).


#49 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by arielb

Sunday April 25th, 1999 9:42 AM

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mozilla developers are too busy coding to be posting anti-MS stuff on mozillazine. I don't see how a little 'fun' on this thread spells doom for the project. On the other hand, I went to microsoft.com and they're touting this highly flawed MS sponsored study as 'proof' that Windows is faster than linux.