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Mozilla.org: A Personal Report on the 4th Open Source Conference

Jul 31, 2000, 19:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katsuhiko Momoi)

"I attended the 2-day Open Source Conference in Monterey primarily to check out Mozilla track sessions but also to gauge how the Open Source movement itself is going. The following represents my **personal** takes on some of the things I observed at the conference...."

"The browser of the choice among the presenters -- not just in the Mozilla track but also in the Key Note speeches -- was overwhelmingly Mozilla. Our share at the conference was probably in the above 95% range. People and exhibitors were mostly running Linux and that was probably the reason. But there was also a consensus emerging that Mozilla is critically important to the Open Source Community and a lot of people in this crowd are using Mozilla. In the network room, I saw several people trying to download nightly builds on a not so fast connection. About the only people I noticed who were using IE were sales clerks at O'Reilly booths browsing their book titles."

"Mozilla sessions went very well. The first day's sessions -- six in all -- were very well-attended. The state of Mozilla and the general architecture sessions were packed and people sat on the floor to listen. Other sessions also attracted the room full of attendees. There were 2 sessions on Mozilla on the 2nd day and the crowd was somewhat smaller but overall well-attended."

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