Netscape gaat iPlanet heten. Gelukkig heeft deze naamsverkrachting geen gevolgen voor de naam van mijn favoriete browser, die mogen we gewoon Netscape blijven noemen . PC World brengt het nieuws:
"The fact that they replaced the Netscape name with a meaningless one argues that they saw a negative value to the Netscape brand. And that's only something companies do after they've done a lot of research," said Jeff Tarter, editor and publisher of Softletter.
"The chickens have come home to roost on company behavior. Netscape burned a lot of developers. It's not surprising that their open-source effort [Mozilla.org] has not gone too far. A lot of people have a story about getting burned by Netscape," Tarter said.
The only Netscape-branded products remaining will be the Navigator and Communicator client products, but the future contour and full naming of those products may also be soon changing. A team of Sun and former Netscape engineers are at work on a new AOL client, and perhaps other types of Java-, XML-, and HTML-oriented clients.