Full Article Attached Reader Opinion: Mozilla Needs Netscape

Tuesday August 10th, 1999

Eric Murphy, MozillaZine member and regular contributor in our forums, has written an opinion piece on the Netscape/ situation. To read it, click Full Article below.

#13 Market Share, Who Cares

by Anon

Wednesday August 11th, 1999 1:23 AM

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1. Why does anyone (at least those not directly connected to Netscape) care if Netcape/AOL is commercially successful? (Believe me, people are hired at Netscape/AOL to do just that -- in fact, they do that eight hours a day, and put a great deal more effort into it than any person on the 'net can.)

2. Why does anyone (same qualification as above) care what market share Navigator 5 gets? Do you really want to see a Netscape monopoly any more than you want to see a Microsoft monopoly? Competition is *good* -- Opera, Microsoft, and Netscape force each other to *innovate* (or just implement) to stay in business.

Why can't we settle for an excellent piece of *free* *open* software?