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LinuxWorld: The Mozilla story: Milestone 10

Oct 27, 1999, 17:20 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"I first wrote about Mozilla in July, wondering as I typed if the project would be a bust or, at some date in the future, another popular success story for the open source community."

"As a result of feedback on that column, I learned a lot more about Mozilla. Correspondence with members of the Mozilla team, email from readers, and personal investigation of releases since then have all added to my knowledge base."

"One of the things I learned was that perhaps I had been less objective than I should have been the first time around. One of the reasons for the attitude that I brought with me to the keyboard was the Mozilla project's connection with AOL."

"That's unfortunate, because the developers of the Mozilla project had nothing to do with AOL -- not prior to AOL's acquisition of Netscape last November, at least. The Mozilla team were not, and are not, responsible for the things which have made so many (including me) dislike and distrust the world's largest ISP."

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