You are currently viewing a snapshot of taken on April 21, 2008. Most of this content is highly out of date (some pages haven't been updated since the project began in 1998) and exists for historical purposes only. If there are any pages on this archive site that you think should be added back to, please file a bug.

Steve Case on Mozilla

I received this encouraging email from Steve Case, founder and CEO of AOL. He gave me permission to post it here.

From: Steve Case <...>
To: Jamie Zawinski <>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 12:10:18 EST
Subject: Mozilla


I read what youposted on the site yesterday about ``fear and loathing on the merger trail'' and also your ``the day after'' update. Hopefully by now the AOL positon on is clear to all, but I did want to let you know personally that we're very supportive of; indeed, we're hopeful that our involvement might rally even more support among developers in the open source community. We certainly realize that platform innovation comes from the work of thousands of passionate developers, and we share your view that the agenda of Mozilla is and should be set by those who contribute to it. We will contribute too -- in part, by maintaining the autonomy of

On our press call yesterday, Mike Homer said Mozilla is larger than Netscape. I know it's larger than AOL, too.

I hope to meet you when I am visiting Netscape on Monday.


Steve Case