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.

#29 Reader Opinion: Mozilla Needs Netscape

by Waldo

Wednesday August 11th, 1999 2:24 PM

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I put "monopoly" in quotes to contrast it with a Microsoft monopoly-- not that I was advocating a literal monopoly by Mozilla or anyone.

Obviously people should have choice. But I'd like to see where Mozilla is popular enough to keep anyone else from getting enough of an edge that THEY have a de facto monopoly of standards, if that makes sense.

In other words, in order for the web to work, you need standards. I'd rather see those standards established by a free open-source system than a private, closed one.