RMS On Mozilla
Tuesday August 17th, 1999
Joerg Beierle brought to our attention an interesting interview with Richard Stallman at LinuxWorld. There are a few comments about Mozilla about halfway into the article.
... and all the people paid by Netscape say "Oh sure, we'll let you finish it so we can go back to twiddling our thumbs and staring at the wall." ;) Sorry but I think that was a particularly halfwitted statement on the part of Mr Barr. Mozilla is doing just fine as it is.
Doing something like that would certainly kill the project, as the extra time needed for hundreds of new people to understand the code would be massive.
I don't want to start any religious wars, but I don't particularly care that Moz isn't GPLed. As long as I can tinker, I doesn't matter to me. Tinkering is fun, and I shall continue to do it. If I ever did something that was worthy of a shipping version, then I wouldn't have qualms about giving it to a company.. for me its just about making a better browser and having fun, nothing more.