"Since the Web's beginnings, developers and entrepreneurs have
pointed to sites' abilities to host software applications
traditionally found on personal computers. Web sites that focus on
these types of programs--known as application service
"But independent developers working through Mozilla.org, America
Online's open-source browser development group, want to take those
capabilities a step further. They are laying plans to turn the
browser itself into a multitasking application that can surf the
Web, edit Web pages, and handle spreadsheets, presentations and
traditional word-processing tasks."
"To this end, Mozilla participant James Russell has launched
an effort to integrate into the Mozilla browser the StarOffice
productivity applications soon to be released into open-source
development by Sun Microsystems."