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CNET News.com: NeoPlanet revives Mozilla's chat project

May 15, 1999, 16:43 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)

"NeoPlanet next week will announce that it is taking the lead in reviving Mozilla's Open Instant Messaging and Chat project. Mozilla founder Netscape Communications, now a division of America Online, last month proposed building an open-source chat product that would operate across various messaging platforms; but Netscape rescinded that proposal days later.

"NeoPlanet grabbed headlines last month when it announced it would be the first to ship a browser based on the Gecko engine. A shipping version, due this month, will beat AOL's own beta version of a Gecko-based Communicator, which is due by July."

"NeoPlanet currently has three developers working full time on Mozilla code, and with its assumption of the real-time messaging module, that dedicated workforce will ramp up to five..."

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