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eWeek: Mozilla Charts an Independent Course

Oct 15, 2003, 00:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Mozilla, the open source Web browser project recently freed from its corporate creator, wants to become more than a techie's tool. It wants to become part of a regular user's online surfing.

"Now known as the Mozilla Foundation after splitting from America Online Inc.'s Netscape Communications subsidiary in July, the project is turning its focus to the end user after five years as strictly a development organization. Starting this month, end users and enterprises can expect to see the first signs of that shift. Mozilla is preparing greater user support, a set of new releases and greater enterprise outreach.

"'Because there was no organizational locus before, companies and commercial enterprises that were interested in the technology went to Netscape,' said Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Foundation president. 'That's us now. We have both the freedom and the tools for people to actually come to us and talk about the technology...'"

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