10 Years of Mozilla - Bye-Bye, Netscape

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2008-01-24 Print this article Print

Bye-Bye, Netscape


In a nice bit of symmetry, almost exactly 10 years after Mozilla is born from the ashes of the Netscape Communicator Suite, it is announced that the Netscape browser, which has limped along all this time (using mainly Mozilla code) will cease to be developed.



This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Mozilla browser, the most successful open-source product created from a previous commercial product. For this anniversary, we're taking a look back at some of the key moments in Mozilla's history.


By Jim Rapoza
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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