10 Years of Mozilla - AOL Jumps the Gun

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

AOL Jumps the Gun

With the Mozilla project still under the control of Netscape and its new owner AOL, Netscape 6 is released based on what is still very early Mozilla beta code. While it shows some of the future promise of Mozilla, Netscape 6 is poorly received due to bugginess and feature bloat.



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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