"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operate across various messaging platforms; but Netscape rescinded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..."