Thursday April 1st, 1999
It is a bittersweet day for the Mozilla community, as while the first anniversary party for Mozilla is on going, News.com is reporting, and Jamie Zawinski has confirmed, that he is leaving AOL/Netscape, as well as the Mozilla Organization.
This comes as a blow, as Jamie was one of the key leaders of Mozilla.org, and brought about its formation in the first place. Jamie will be missed, and we wish him luck.
#41 Opinionated? Moi?!
Friday April 2nd, 1999 7:26 PM
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Those engineers that aren't frightened of AOL--a company that no matter what anyone says is treading uncharted territory with over 16 million subscribers--should stay with AOL and make a difference there. It's not like AOL doesn't allow its browser to go to dirty sites, etc., it just doesn't want its members putting smut or hatred up on Hometown AOL pages because it doesn't want its image tarnished by that. Many of its members are families and that's perfectly understandable. That's like saying because the New York Times doesn't allow people to print classifieds with soul content that they destroy freedom of speech. It's just horsecrap.
JWZ left his company for what? Because Microsoft succeeded in pummeling Netscape to the point they had to seek shelter? Because they made a mistake in going with the proprietary code for awhile, and then righted that mistake resulting in a product that will be later than we had hoped? He left Netscape at the time they needed him the most.