Believe it or not, I intended to do this petition on mid-july when I heard from Dan Veditz about the layoffs. Maybe it would have had a better effect if done by then, but I'm kinda messy and all my projects get finished about 6 months later than intended.
This was no exception. Anyway, the realistic in me tells me it won't work. Yet the idealist in me tells me "everything is possible".
Certainly, the news that AOL is intending to do something with the Netscape brand name (even if it is releasing a broken IE-launcher with the Netscape logo (HORROR!), as suggested by the "Netscape Navigator" screenshot beta posted on snews://secnews.netscape.com
, it actually means that they DO value the Netscape.com brand name and are interested in keeping the current hits from people who are now using netscape 7.x and have home.netscape.com as their "home page".
(Otherwise, would you see the netscape.com portal surviving in the long run with a population of 100% IE users? Who would set Netscape.com as the default page? Microsoft? Forget it...).
Hence, I thought "what the H#CK!" and posted the petition. (I know, I know, about 4 months late, but it's better than nothing). I'm an idealist and a fighter for the lost causes (still running IBM OS/2 in one of my boxes, along with Solaris x86, Linux and several other OSs
Oh by the way, I have set up the domain name: www.savenetscape.org
that loads the petition in a frame, along with some links to "interesting reading" articles below it.
Please if you are going to promote the petition, use www.savenetscape.org
(If you do a whois you'll see that the domain name was registered a LONG time ago
. I'm lazy, I know, I'm TOO lazy, ...
"A man has to know his limitations..." -Clint Eastwood.
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