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...
#4 Re:Clearing Up Mozilla's Status
Monday July 5th, 1999 5:18 PM
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You can't blame only C|Net. I find C|Net as good as any. It's the media's over-reaction to stories and their need for a hot story to generate revenue. If there isn't a hot story, they create one. And what better place than in the extremely volatile computing industry? Unfortunately, people's ignorance and willingness to believe anything in text is as much as fault. Why do you suppose the National Enquirer sells so much? With this in mind, members and supporters of the Mozilla (and Open Source) project should be the first to look skeptically upon any information of its demise.