Clearing Up Mozilla's Status
Friday July 2nd, 1999
David Polberger has some good news from people who were dismayed by comments from Alan Baratz of Sun regarding Mozilla's future.
David writes, "... mozilla.org just posted this news item to its main page [click the link to read the full text of the comment]:
"...Our contributors and staff are responsible for the management of all browser development. As a major mozilla.org contributor, AOL completely supports our efforts... We would like to stress that Sun was not speaking for mozilla.org or for AOL."
This is good news. I got the impression that Alan B. was speaking for himself more than any official position. Anyway, I thought that Sun was only responsible for Netscape's server efforts, not their client efforts...
#1 Re:Clearing Up Mozilla's Status
Monday July 5th, 1999 3:07 PM
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I've seen at least one posted email message from Alan Baratz, in response to someone inquiring to him directly about this article, in which he indicates that he was completely misinterpreted by the News.com reporter.
Not surprising, though, since Alan Baratz has no say in Mozilla and is from Javasoft, not AOL, something the article conveniently downplayed. He was trying to publicize Javasoft's Java Community Process by comapring it to Mozilla's community process, that's all.
The folly of irresponsible reporting. We'll probably see this article quoted in the New York Times as another "proof" of Mozilla's failure, no doubt.