MozillaNews: MozillaNews Interviews Daniel Glazman, NVu Developer
May 29, 2004, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"MozNews: You joined Netscape almost two years after the AOL
buyout. What impact did you see AOL having on the once-great
"DG: I joined Netscape long after the Netscape acquisition. I
saw AOL's vertical management percolate more and more every day
into Netscape. Instead of using Netscape for what it was, a
marvelous innovation tank and a reservoir of the smartest people in
this industry, AOL never went beyond the Netscape 6.0 demo they had
in Dulles; that one killed us, because 'the code was (not) ready.'
AOL had pure platinum in its hands, and decided to trash it for a
handshake with Microsoft. Of course, Microsoft's hand was covered
with curare and I doubt AOL saw it before the handshake. Their very
short-term strategy is a catastrophe..."
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