AOL in talks to buy Netscape Communications, Inc.
Nov 22, 1998, 14:39 (2 Talkback[s])
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Mark Bailey writes:
Got an email alert from WSJ (Wall Street Journal) Interactive
Edition just now. It appears that AOL is in talks with Netscape to
buy Netscape in an all-stock deal.
The site requires that you be a subscribe to the WSJ Interactive
Edition. The jist is that AOL will take over the Netscape web site
and will control the software. Sun is thinking about licensing the
Netscape business software from AOL (all of this according to
My question is what effect (good or bad) is this likely to have
on Open Source and Linux considering Netscape's recent months'
posturing to provide major support for Open Source and Linux???