MS Finding Of Fact Out!
Friday November 5th, 1999
District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's finding of fact in the antitrust case arrived today at 6:30pm EST.
Talk about it now at #mozillazine at irc.mozilla.org (you can use our Java IRC client from our chat page). If you want, give us your email address (in the chat - not in our forum) and we'll send the PDF of the finding to you (we're not going to post it to the website). Thanks to Marko Karppinen and Rahul Dave for the PDF.
#10 MS Finding Of Fact Out!
Saturday November 6th, 1999 1:16 PM
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The funny thing is (Kairo) that I agree, Mozilla may have been the direct result of M$s assault on Netscape, and the fact that AOL now owns Netscape may well be something M$ will live to regret. However, it was shown that N$ would have brought no-M$ APIs to the entire industry but for M$, that could then have let Sun really accomplish the "write once run anywhere" thing, and M$ has been shown to have successfully murdered that potential for four years, and that's just so far. AOL will use IE through 2000, it looks like, so Mozilla will have to bash away at the rest of the IE market with no help from the AOL brand, at least not yet.
However, that doesn't mean their won't be Moz versions for ICQ and Compuserve, perhaps, and AOL has already discussed a Netscape Online ISP to go with NS5.0, so minus the AOL brand, AOL actually has pretty big plans for NS, it looks like.