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...
#5 Re:Clearing Up Mozilla's Status
Tuesday July 6th, 1999 12:31 AM
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I read that story and it REALLY seemed like the headline didn't match the story and there was another agenda. Yeah, that's probably paranoid, but I was just reading the quote and I'm like "that doesn't seem to be what the headline said..."
It was amazing the way the slashdot followup consisted of "yeah, mozilla is a failure..." Just goes to show how momentum and perception makes all the difference.