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MozillaNews: MozillaNews Interviews Daniel Glazman, NVu Developer

May 29, 2004, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"MozNews: You joined Netscape almost two years after the AOL buyout. What impact did you see AOL having on the once-great Internet company?

"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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