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CNN: Mozilla Browser Battles Microsoft

Jun 18, 2002, 14:30 (3 Talkback[s])

"The group released its Mozilla 1.0 package this month--some four years after AOL's Netscape unit launched the project. (AOL Time Warner is the parent company of CNN.com.)

"And while analysts aren't sanguine about the browser's prospects, there is excitement among those who believe Mozilla's real strength lies in its versatility and potential for gadgets such as wireless devices where Microsoft is not yet dominant.

"'Internet technology is (being) transformed into a privatized world, developed and run for the benefit of a small number of vendors,' said Mitchell Baker, the project's general manager. 'Mozilla is a critical component of keeping the Web open and allowing innovation...'"

[Disclaimer: Brian Proffitt, Managing Editor of LT, was interviewed for background to this story.]

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