Happy birthday to Mozilla!
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (January 22, 1998) — Netscape Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: NSCP) today announced bold plans to make the source code for the next generation of its highly popular Netscape Communicator client software available for free licensing on the Internet. The company plans to post the source code beginning with the first Netscape Communicator 5.0 developer release, expected by the end of the first quarter of 1998. This aggressive move will enable Netscape to harness the creative power of thousands of programmers on the Internet by incorporating their best enhancements into future versions of Netscape’s software. This strategy is designed to accelerate development and free distribution by Netscape of future high-quality versions of Netscape Communicator to business customers and individuals, further seeding the market for Netscape’s enterprise solutions and Netcenter business. 
“By making our source code available to the Internet community, Netscape can expand its client software leadership by integrating the best enhancements from a broad array of developers,” said Marc Andreessen, executive vice president of products for Netscape. “This Netscape team will be dedicated to assisting developers in the development of the source code, building a community that addresses markets and needs we can’t address on our own and allowing our customers to reap the benefits through access to superior products.” 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (March 11, 1998) — Netscape Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: NSCP) today announced the Netscape Client Customization Kit (CCK), a powerful new set of tools that will provide Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and Internet Content Providers a new mechanism for customizing Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator client software. As an integral part of the Netscape Unlimited Distribution program, announced in conjunction with Netscape’s decision to make its client software available free, the CCK can be licensed directly from Netscape free of charge, allowing companies to customize and freely redistribute the world’s most popular Internet client software to their customers. The Netscape CCK operates on Windows 95, Windows NT, and Macintosh PowerPC systems, allowing customized versions of Netscape client software to be created for these platforms, as well as Windows 3.1 users. 
 NETSCAPE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO MAKE NEXT-GENERATION COMMUNICATOR SOURCE CODE AVAILABLE FREE ON THE NET (1998-Jan-22) [Netscape]
 NETSCAPE ANNOUNCES MOZILLA.ORG, A DEDICATED TEAM AND WEB SITE SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENT OF FREE CLIENT SOURCE CODE (1998-Feb-23) [Netscape]
 NETSCAPE DELIVERS FREE CLIENT CUSTOMIZATION KIT FOR ISPS, OEMS AND INTERNET CONTENT PROVIDERS WORLDWIDE (1998-Mar-11) [Netscape]
 Ten years of Mozilla (2008-Jan-22) [MozillaLinks]