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Born from Firefox

Feb 06, 2008, 16:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Wen)

"They are four applications designed to serve different purposes: A web browser, a music player and organizer, another that does the same for video, and a word processor for screenwriters. Yet they share one thing in common: All were built with a Mozilla-based toolkit, either the Gecko Runtime Environment or its successor, XULRunner. Both toolkits use the same codebase which runs Firefox.

"Like Firefox, these applications are free and their code are released under open source licenses. None is affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation. Each is backed by an organization that plans to make money through its software..."

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