Mozilla's Brendan Eich on the Birth of Firefox

Posted on November 9, 2011
Author: Sean Potter
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Eich recalls: "we were sitting there in 2003 thinking AOL is going to lay off almost everyone at Mozilla, so what happens to Mozilla? The good news was that we'd grown the community so there was a better than Pareto 80:20 split: we had maybe 40%, Netscape 60%. Part of this was levelling the playing field - Netscape's new hires that weren't that good didn't get commit rights right away" - a shift from the previous situation.

Source: Computerworld UK | Mozilla's Brendan Eich on the Birth of Firefox

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