mozillaZine: Netscape Cannot Win
Nov 07, 2000, 08:45 (13 Talkback[s])
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"I have recently become convinced that Netscape is fighting
a losing battle against third-party micro-managing in their attempt
to produce a browser for market."
"The first conflict was with the raving loonies of the WSP. The
WSP whines and bitches about standards compliance. They create a
petition to convince Netscape to switch to development of their
"Gecko" rendering engine technology, which promises greater
standards compliance. They take credit for the Mozilla project
moving to this new technology."
"Then, they decide that the WSP is much more concerned about
dictating project deadlines than standards compliance, and demand
that Netscape release a product before the end of the year 2000,
and stop any more work on Netscape 4.x -- including security fixes,
"Now, a guy named Dave Flanagan has determined that Netscape 6
is too non-compliant to be released, although any reasonable,
objective assessment of the application would prove that it is much
more compliant than any browser currently on the market (yet you
don't hear Mr. Flanagan petitioning against the release of iCab or
IE6 or Konqueror)."