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NewsForge: Mozilla and the Future of the Web

Jul 15, 2004, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jono Bacon)

"Since 1998, when Netscape decided to open-source its flagship Netscape Communicator suite and call the project Mozilla, the software has developed into a modern, flexible collection of applications, including the Mozilla browser, email client, chat client, and Web page creation tool, as well as the dedicated Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird email client. To get a deeper understanding of Mozilla and the direction it is heading in, I spoke to Chris Hofmann, the Mozilla Foundation director of engineering.

"These days Hofmann is focused on the short-term releases Mozilla is working on. 'Releasing a solid Mozilla 1.7 that will help distributors and deployments move up from last year's Mozilla 1.4 has been the priority. With that now out of the way, the next priority is to get Firefox and Thunderbird 1.0 released at the end of this summer...'"

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