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, "... 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 contributor, AOL completely supports our efforts... We would like to stress that Sun was not speaking for 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...

#10 Re:Clearing Up Mozilla's Status

by Ben_Goodger

Tuesday July 6th, 1999 6:28 PM

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Actually, hiring more people almost always slows things down unless they're already clued up about what needs to be done. If you did that, you'd have to teach 100 new people to understand the code - the time to do which would be less time working on code.

I think working on the Mozilla code an excellent job for someone to do, but independently of Netscape -- similar to what NeoPlanet is trying to do, where developers can be added without draining resources from Netscape.

thats just my $0.04 =)