"Netscape's April 1998 release of the Communicator source code
was an important milestone for free software developers. By
adopting an open source development model for its flagship product
while fighting a vicious battle over market share with Microsoft,
Netscape's message was clear: Open source software is for real.
"This bold move, however, was a mixed blessing for the open
"Almost a year and a half after the source code was first
released, what has the Mozilla project accomplished? Has
Mozilla been successful? And can we learn anything from Mozilla's
experiences about open source development?"
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