Firefox Developer Rips Netscape
Ben Goodger, a former top Mozilla Foundation developer who now works at Google -- albeit still at least part time on Firefox -- used his blog to blast Netscape. Goodger posted a link on his blog to a demonstration of exploit code that the original Netscape 8 was vulnerable to when it first rolled out early Thursday. "If security is important to you, this demonstration should show that browsers that are redistributions of the official Mozilla releases are never going to give you security updates as quickly as Mozilla will itself for its supported products," Goodger wrote.
Another article that quickly concludes Mozilla Foundation to ban Firefox derivative browsers?
But before anybody jumps to stupid conclusions please read what Christopher A. Aillon writes on his blog:
I was able to release patched versions for RHEL within 20 minutes of the official release (builds were done previously, we were doing QA on them, etc.), Fedora within two hours, and rawhide shortly thereafter
Heh - I got quoted in the Inquirer. I'm not sure an Inquirer article has much standing above my original blog comment though...Comment by michaell at May 24, 2005 12:37 PM | Permalink