Eric Raymond on Mozilla

Monday November 29th, 1999

Brian King writes:

"Just want to let you know that I was at a talk last night in Trinity College, Dublin with Eric Raymond, whom we know and love as a champion of open source.

It was billed as: 'Freedom, Power and Software: What the Internet teaches us about ethics and politics'

Anyway, at one point someone from the audience brought up Mozilla and its 'failure' to try to disprove one of his points. But Eric was having none if it, proclaiming Mozilla to be 'a success', despite the delays. I won't say anymore in case I misquote him! But that was the bottom line.

It was a great talk; certainly gets you thinking."

#12 I'm proud...

by Anon

Friday December 3rd, 1999 11:29 PM

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Good point - Linux was "nowhere" and was apparenly going "nowhere" now it's gathering quite a bit of (non vapourware) momentum - several high quality hardware makers and major IT firms (IBM SGI) and its own well capitalized (RedHat) developpers.

Mozilla will likely "surprise" people in a similar way - it won't surprise us though ...