Ik lees bij News.com dat AOL en Sun denken over het stopzetten van het Mozilla project, wegens een gebrek aan belangstelling uit de open source community:
Sun Microsystems is pondering changing the open-source development of the Netscape Communicator browser, a Sun executive said today.
Mozilla.org has guided the open-source development of the Communicator browser code since Netscape Communications founded the group in January 1998.
Now funded by America Online, the open-source effort has suffered from a lack of outside developer contributions, forcing Netscape engineers to do most of the development work for the forthcoming 5.0 version.
"I'm not sure Mozilla.org is working all that well," said Alan Baratz, president of Sun's Software Products and Platforms Division. "We're looking at what the options are." [break]De release van Netscape Communicator 5.0 staat nog steeds geplant voor december:[/break] Baratz added that Communicator 5.0--which will ship in December--will be competitive with Microsoft's Internet Explorer, especially since AOL will bundle the browser on its software CDs.
"You'll see a really good product in December, an XML-based, solid product with a great interface to the Java Virtual Machine," he said. "December would be a good defining moment for competition in the browser space."