Ten years ago today, that is!
If you've been around the web since the days of Netscape either as a Graphic artist or internet marketer or neither of the former, then you'll feel nostalgic out of this latest news bit.
Today marks ten years since Netscape Communications Corporation announced its intention to release the source code of the then in-development Netscape Communicator 5.0, heralding the beginning of what would become the Mozilla project. At the same time, Netscape stopped charging for Netscape Navigator 4.0 and Netscape Communicator Standard Edition 4.0.
You can view the entire press release from 1998 but here is a snipet...
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.