AOL has relinquished control of Netscape/Mozilla

As of today AOL has totally seperated itself from Mozilla. Mozilla is now a part of the non-profit organization, the Mozilla Foundation

What is the Mozilla Foundation?

The Mozilla Foundation is a new, non-profit org that will serve as the home for the coordination, development, and testing of Mozilla-based browsers and applications.

AOL has pledged $2M up front. Other corporations will invest their money in the organizations as they wish to.

AOL, Sun Microsystems, Red Hat, and other companies will continue to support Mozilla through the Foundation.


Chances are you’ve heard this already, but Netscape is no more. MozillaZine are reporting that AOL has cut or will cut the remaining team working on Mozilla in a mass firing and are dismantling what was left of Netscape (they’ve even pulled the logos off the buildings). Today is a truly sad day.

I guess this is a Good Thing™? :)