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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).


#51 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects

by arielb

Sunday April 25th, 1999 3:12 PM

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AOL isn't just for America (despite what the A in AOL implies). Anyway, there's something very powerful in XUL - it makes localizing to all platforms much easier. People will easily translate mozilla to thai and catalan just to give 2 examples