A WAR ??? WHY ?
I'm not a expert, but i understood that a main force of the open source model is standart/normalisation.
When you get it, you can start dreaming of extensive modular structures, and easy cooperative developpement.I'm pleased to use linux because of its wide variety of specific standart compliant applications. I won't regret the loss of (mozilla, navigator)some all in one mammouth. That kind of animal is not adapted to the dymamic of the Open source environnement. Maybe there is a war, but it's a netscape/microsoft merchantile private story. Nothing to deal with Open source. And don't be abused, many merchantile organisations "surf" on the Open source wave, keeping in mind a strong desire of hegemony. Open & hegemony, you believe this ? We shouldn't talk of war, if we do, we have to consider netscape as a monopol's pretender(we do war to win, otherwise we are psychopathic).
I'm gracefull to The open source community for that wonderfull OS they brought to life, opening a windows of absolute transparency on network and computing technics thus on technical macro-systems organisation(les macros-systèmes techniques.GRAS.Presses Universitairs de France). Linux gives the opportunity and facilities to watch and learn. This has no price, or a very expensive one if you follow an "academic" and discriminatory way.
Open source incarn (for me)a necessity of a democratic kmowledge exchange, keep it out of merchantile war, or you will kill it. This is a unique opportunity to merge a true meaning of democraty and progress. We all need it, don't waste it.
PS: I remember what symbol was netscape, as I remember its magnificent one's entry in nasdaq. gecko is not so bad ;-)
my english is far from perfect, don't feel lazy to correct me .
C'est parceque la propriété existe qu'il a des guerres des émeutes et des injustices. Saint Augustin(354-430 ap JC)
It's because of property than exists wars, riots, injustice. Saint Augustin (354-430 A.D)