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Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

This article on News.com is pretty funny. Is it just me, or does this article make it sound like some major scandal was uncovered? It's friggin' foxgate! :-)

The open-source Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client will be updated for the second time in a week because of code changes that have unintentionally stopped some third-party extensions from functioning correctly.
"A few days more, and it's gonna be a big public relations disaster for Firefox outside the U.S.A.," the developer added.

Another developer attacked the foundation in its bug-reporting forum.


Calling for the foundation to release its software in all supported languages simultaneously, the developer said that by delaying the foreign language versions, Mozilla was wasting the work done by developers promoting the foundation's brands in local markets.
A Mozilla Foundation representative was not immediately available to comment on the changes.
You have to admit, when news sources are reporting about some Open Source project in this manner, it just has to be populair.