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."

#2 Eric Raymond on Mozilla

by megaloB <>

Monday November 29th, 1999 7:22 PM

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The MPL and Open Source as a whole is great, and Mozilla's apparent success can always be found in the nightly builds. It's good to see that people are backing up mozilla. Too often I've heard people bash mozilla based on the fact that M3 sucked. Many people base the failure of Mozilla on the bugginess of the PRE-ALPHA versions in the milestone builds.