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...

#11 Re:Clearing Up Mozilla's Status

by Anon

Tuesday July 6th, 1999 9:15 PM

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The issue here is not C/Net's reporting, it's Alan Baratz. He's constantly speaking on behalf of people and organizations for which he has no authority or responsibility. When the AOL/Netscape acquistion was announced, he claimed that the next Netscape browser would be written in Java, and that the AOL 5.0 client would be written in Java. Time and again he misrepresents someone else's facts. I'm not sure why he still has credibility with the decent folks over at C/Net and elsewhere.