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BW: Lycos and AOL's Netscape Announce Major Open Directory Alliance

Apr 19, 1999, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Lycos Network Offers Largest User-edited Directory on the Web"

"Netscape's Open Directory Project is based on the powerful open philosophy responsible for making technologies such as the Linux operating system, Apache Web server, and Netscape's Communicator browser popular among Web developers and users in recent years. Unlike closed proprietary directories that rely on small in-house editorial teams to categorize and update relevant Web links, the Open Directory by Netscape empowers a growing force of contributing Web users -- currently at more than 8,900 -- to find and categorize sites based on an individual's areas of interest and expertise..."

Complete announcement.