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Full Article Attached What is a Mozilla Alpha?

Thursday November 25th, 1999

The folks at Mozilla.org have written up what they think the criteria for Mozilla becoming 'Alpha' is. Click the full article link below to find out what they think, and post talkback so people know what you think.


#95 Re: Hey! It's modular!

by Anon

Monday November 29th, 1999 1:53 AM

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Modularity doesn't help as much as you may think.. making a product so that you can easily hook in encryption functionality is also illegal under the same export regulations. So 'add encryption here' would be just as bad.

But what can (and will) happen is that major releases will have patches that add SSL functionality to them. Someone in Australia or the like just has to make the patch and post it. Then everyone can 'import' it into their respective counntries (except France, I hear). But even after such a patch is out, they cannot except changes to their patch, and the patch cannot be merged in, or else sending the code overseas from the US counts as 'export' again.