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CNET News: Unearthing the Origins of Firefox

Oct 13, 2004, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)


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"Q: How did you originally get involved with Netscape?
A: I had been involved in the Mozilla open-source effort beforehand, and some folks at Netscape noticed what I was doing and thought it was good enough that they offered me a job.

"What sort of work were you doing?
After Netscape decided to redesign the browser to use the more standards-compliant Gecko layout engine, they also began redeveloping the user interface. In 1999, it was very basic--just enough to be able to browse Web pages but not very polished..."

Complete Story [Editor's Note: This article is part of CNET's Special Report: "Bowed But Not Broken," an interesting look at the history and future of Netscape as the browser celebrates its tenth anniversary today. -BKP]

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