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GPL-style availability of NetScape 5.0 sourcecodes announced

My interpretation was that Netscape will be leveling the playing
field. Netscape could be on nearly every platform out there -
especially on all the platforms Microsoft isn't - like non-MS Web
TV's, cellphones, handhelds, ...

But, we all have to ask ourselves: Has anyone seen Communicator 5.0?
Do we want it? (The answer is probably YES, when compared to IE 4.*.)

> Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 07:48:35 -0500
> From: John Duksta <john_duksta at INS.COM>
> O.K. Let's take a look at the release and read between the lines...
> Quote:
> "This aggressive move will enable Netscape to harness the creative power 
> of thousands of programmers on the Internet by incorporating their best 
> enhancements into future versions of Netscape's software. "
> My Interpretation:
> We're losing money, so instead of paying our own programmers to make
> enhancements to Netscape, we'll release the code to the Net and let
> people on the Net write our software for free.
> -John

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