Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Nov 2006 22:51 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell on Nov. 30 announced its latest NetWare upgrade operating system, the Linux-powered Novell Open Enterprise Server 2. OES, which will be based on Novell's SLES 10, is designed to be a drop-in replacement for Novell NetWare servers, and a direct competitor to Microsoft's Server 2003.
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NotParker
Member since:
2006-06-01

stestagg,

Was not the post with "they stole the Mosaic code" in it well referenced?

Did I not post articles about the NCSA/University of Urbana charging Netscape with stealing the Mosaic IP?

I could go dig them out, but I suspect you have it right in front of you and are just being dishonest?

This isn't the most damaging artcle, but ...
http://www.netvalley.com/intvalweb.html

"Since Mosaic Communications now has possession of the core team of Mosaic developers from NCSA, the company sees no reason to pay any licensing fees for NCSA Mosaic. Andreessen and his team intend to rewrite the code, alter the name, and produce a browser that looks similar and works better."

I think the NCSA had legitimate reasons for thinking Netscape stole their IP.

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stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

There is no evidence, or claim (apart from you and a few others) that Netscape stole mosaic code. The suit was to do with trademark issues. Netscape coded their own browser, at a time when there were other graphical browsers on the market. The dispute, as far as I can tell was about the use of the mosaic name, which was settled anyway so not much news.

Anyway, if you want, tell people to ignore that line of the list, it's hardly significant.

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