Jesse Berst on Mozilla

Tuesday May 4th, 1999

Jesse Berst has an article on Open Source, in which he devotes a sentence to Mozilla. However, his thoughts seem to have come directly from Jamie Zawinski (like the thoughts of so many other journalists recently).

If you have the inclination, pick up a copy of "Breaking The News: How The Media Undermine American Democracy" for an interesting take on why American journalism has gone so wrong. Many of the ideas in the book can easily be applied to the tech journalism industry as well.

Thanks to Aleks Zawisza for the news.

#11 Re:Jesse Berst on Mozilla

by Swaps <>

Tuesday May 4th, 1999 5:12 PM

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> The Mozilla project is doing just fine and it will be to my great pleasure to watch it suplant IE and give M$ a run for their money... eventually *forcing* M$ to be standards compliant.

I donot think M$ has any interest in making IE standards compliant as it is given free. They might get some deals for it when bundled with 3rd party apps. Instead I feel they are putting their resources more on their Office products to have web functionality and drive their web strategy through the sale of office products. Remember they make loads of money selling Office. I think they would want people to replace their IE with Office.