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Mr. Moral June 17, 2003

The question therefore remains, will the open source browser survive ? If these feature requests are never sent to the Mozilla mailing list nobody will create and integrate them. The only way an open source projet can survive is with a participating community, from the developer to the user, often mixing both. This is true for other O/S projects or smaller products like opera.

Patrick June 17, 2003

I dont see why so many people are worried about Mozilla now that IE isn’t a free product anymore? It should be easier now to have people change to something better, especially when Microsoft slips on delivering it’s next versions of OS.

As to submitting my thoughts on a Switch menu to the open source project, I was waiting for some web standards feedback (if feedback there is) through this blog before going further.

Denis Boudreau July 24, 2003

A few things have changed since the writing of this article, but thew spirit remains the same. Yes, Netscape is dead and gone, yes Mozilla is now free to do as it deems fit. In my humblre opinion, the Mozilla Project has never been in a better position to realize something important against MSIE’s monopoly.

Personnally, I am not worried about Mozilla/Firebird at all — it will probably always remain a better product because even if it has no money compared to MSIE, it has the energy of thousands of faithful disciples. However, I tend to worry about the time it will take BEFORE it actually gets the attention it deserves. If the new application set out to be integrated to LongHorn 2005 redefines the browsing experience up to a certain extent, maybe browsing as we know it won’t be as interesting anymore. Trust MicroSoft to have a real good plan for dropping it’s standalone browser.

Let’s just hope that whatever MicroSoft has in store for us will leak soon enough so we also know what to expect and counter attack in Mozilla. Call me optimistic and delusionary, but I’m sure we will ! :)

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