Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Silicon Valley - Dan Gillmor's eJournal - Mozilla Goes Independent; AOL Kicks in Big Bucks

Silicon Valley - Dan Gillmor's eJournal - Mozilla Goes Independent; AOL Kicks in Big Bucks: "Mozilla.org announces launch of the Mozilla Foundation. America Online Pledges $2 Million to Help Launch Independent Non-Profit; Industry Leaders Reaffirm Support for Mozilla.
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This is one of those good news/bad news situations. The bad news is that AOL is laying off about 50 people involved in Netscape and Mozilla, according to a spokesman, and this spinoff is part of the overall changes. At least a few of the folks who'd been working on the Mozilla project, while on AOL's payroll, are gone. These are tough times in which to lose a job."
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