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    mozilla org

    Hiya,


    Is the mozilla organization (mozilla/firefox/camino browsers) not associated with Netscape anymore? I thought I heard sometime ago that they've disassociated themselves from Netscape, who in turn are owned by AOL/TimeWarner.

    Can someone give me the skinny on all this?

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    moved to general for lack of not having a topic.

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    Netscape spun mozilla.org off to create Navigator 5 because they knew it was going to take a complete rewrite and they didn't have the resources. AOL/Netscape provided most of the funding and staffing until AOL eliminated all of Netscape except the namee. I suspect almost all the original Netscape employees are gone by now and I'm sure the AOL funding is greatly reduced or eliminated. That whole conglomerate, AOL/Time/Warner, is falling apart now.

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    Sorry about posting in the wrong forum... i wondered why there weren't any replies there for a while. Although I don't understand what you meant by not having a topic.

    Anyway, so currently AOL/Netscape is not funding mozilla at all?

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    Not as far as is known, no.

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    Originally posted by ajimenez
    Although I don't understand what you meant by not having a topic.
    the lounge is for things that are completely unrelated to the internet. this, however, is. so by having a topic, it violates the lounge's "must not have a real topic" policy.

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    ...thanks for the clarication.

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    ...but...
    Originally posted by rhsunderground
    the lounge is for things that are completely unrelated to the internet. this, however, is. so by having a topic, it violates the lounge's "must not have a real topic" policy.
    Isn't this internet related? You started this thread in that same forum
    http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/sh...threadid=44696

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    Yes, but that wasn't an educational thread. If the thread has any educational value, that it doesn't belong in the Coffee Lounge (unless you are ready to have that thread totally hijacked).

    I've been wondering now, what exactly does AOL plan to do with Netscape? They have that contract with Microsoft binding them to Internet Explorer, don't they?

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    <opinion>AOL Time Warner, presently known as just Time Warner, will have to stop worrying about Netscape, and will have to give the Atlanta Braves a larger payroll </opinion>

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    does netscrap have any advantages over any other browser?

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    Well thank you for clarifying all that up guys...

    Anyway, the reason I was asking about AOL/Netscape was because another web developer (he is such an IE proponent it is not even funny) was telling me that AOL/Netscape was still supporting Mozilla. And that's the reason he was saying that mozilla is such a crappy browser! And that everything should be developed for IE only!

    That just drove me up the wall

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    You may reliably inform your friend that (s)he is a simpleton.
    I'm thuper, thanks for asking.

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    I'll do that

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