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CNET News: Unearthing the Origins of Firefox

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]