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."

#3 Re-evaluating MS's "vaporware"

by Anon

Monday November 29th, 1999 8:06 PM

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Hi. I'm not to defend anything MacroHard but I don't think it helps bringing your point across with references to supposed (or even actual) failures of MS's own failures.

So my point is this: Mozilla (as any other OS product) can stand on it's own merits better than with irrelevant (or untrue - W2K should become gold in December - at least according to MS) facts about any competitor.

thanks hensley