JWZ Resigns

Thursday April 1st, 1999

It is a bittersweet day for the Mozilla community, as while the first anniversary party for Mozilla is on going, 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, and brought about its formation in the first place. Jamie will be missed, and we wish him luck.

#50 Re:JWZ Resigns

by zontar

Saturday April 3rd, 1999 2:34 AM

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Please excuse me if I got a little carried away. But I care about open standards, open source, and above all what these two things represent -- CHOICE.

I guess jarr's "luser" comment sort of stung me. I would LOVE to help with the code, but I have neither the expertise nor the tools to do so, and I don't see how I could aquire either within a short enough span of time to be of benefit to the source itself. (Shoot, I freely admit that I have almost no formal training in ANY kind of programming, and it's taken me two years to teach myself enough about JavaScript and the DOM that I can actually do something interesting and/or useful with it. I've also picked up a little Perl and Java, neither of which is of any real use to the project. If you really want to know, I was a math major who wrote homework programs in BASIC and Pascal, then dropped out of school, got sidetracked in a totally unrelated line of work for nearly ten years, then started getting back into the coding thing when I decided I wanted to do cool & weird stuff with Web pages...)

So I do what I can -- I download and run the builds through their paces. I occasionally uncover a bug (I think I've actually reported 4 unique ones to date). I wrote to somebody volunteering for the documentation project and never heard back from them. I wish I could do more. And it really riles me that I can't.

Sorry... I'm getting way off track here, I know.

I REALLY want to see this succeed. As you said yourself, the alternative is not thinkable.

If I've gotten out of line in expressing myself here, I apologize, and I await any opportunity that comes my way to further the project.

Well, it's getting really late where I live... I guess I'll quit wasting space and unpack today's build and play with it for a few minutes before I crash.