[OFFTOPIC] Netscape to give away source code under GPL. (fwd)

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Thu, 22 Jan 1998 14:17:59 -0500 (EST)

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Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 13:24:49 -0500
From: glen mccready <glen@qnx.com>
To: 0xdeadbeef@substance.abuse.blackdown.org
Cc: bostic@bsdi.com
Subject: Netscape to give away source code under GPL.
Resent-Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 14:37:06 -0500
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Forwarded-by: Manoj Kasichainula <manojk@io.com>


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (January 22, 1998) -- Netscape Communications
Corporation (NASDAQ: NSCP) today announced bold plans to make the
source code for the next generation of its highly popular Netscape
Communicator client software available for free licensing on the
Internet. The company plans to post the source code beginning with the
first Netscape Communicator 5.0 developer release, expected by the end
of the first quarter of 1998. 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. This strategy is designed to
accelerate development and free distribution by Netscape of future
high-quality versions of Netscape Communicator to business customers
and individuals, further seeding the market for Netscape's enterprise
solutions and Netcenter business.