Re: netscape.

Alexander Kjeldaas (
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 23:01:25 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 22 Jan 1998, C. Scott Ananian wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Jan 1998, Syzygy <> wrote:
> > It would be interesting to note the effect of Netscape using gpl on other
> > vendors. It's the first important commercial vendor using it for a product
> > that really matters.
> The real question, of course, is whether Netscape can come up with a
> charismatic central developer to guide the group code effort and maintain
> coherence -- another Linus Torvalds with a central vision for the codebase
> and the ability to mediate between competing design strategies.

Jamie Zavinski could do this. He's well respected from having implemented
the quality versions of netscape (1.1), did Lucid emacs (now xemacs),
implemented bbdb etc. Very competent.