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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Free software book?

From: Ciaran O'Riordan
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Free software book?
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 15:42:18 +0000
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"Jon Grant" <address@hidden> writes:
> We wouldn't have had had a browser if it wasn't for that book

Frank Hecker says Eric Hahn was the person most responable for Netscape
freeing their browser:

Of the CatB paper, he says:

 "In my opinion the paper's importance in the context of Netscape's decision
  was mainly that it provided some independent validation of ideas that were
  already being actively discussed and promoted within Netscape."

A decision maker from Netscape (possibly Hecker), also made similar comments
in the Revolution OS documentary, along the lines that CatB was a factor,
but by no means the main factor.

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