Interview with Mitchell Baker, trapeze artist and Mozilla Chief Lizard Wrangler

Sat, 17 Dec 2005 01:50:45 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Firefox swings to the rescue

Dec 14th 2005
From The Economist print edition
Mitchell Baker, trapeze artist and leader of an open-source web browser,
is on a mission to keep the internet free

YOU may recall that about a decade ago a company called Netscape
launched the internet era with a new killer application called a web
browser; that Netscape was subsequently expunged by Microsoft, the
world's largest software company; and that Microsoft's copycat browser,
called Internet Explorer, has held, in effect, a monopoly ever since.
Until recently, this “history” of the web was broadly correct. Yet
something very odd is going on that may yet require history to be
rewritten. And that has a lot to do with Mitchell Baker, formerly of
Netscape but nowadays the “chief lizard wrangler” (sic) of a non-profit
foundation called Mozilla, whose main product is a web browser called
Firefox.

http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=5300269

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mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                         Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                       Chief Scientist, Xanadu
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Sat, 17 Dec 2005 08:24:27 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
On Saturday 17 December 2005 01:50, Andrew Pam wrote:
Firefox swings to the rescue

Dec 14th 2005
From The Economist print edition
Mitchell Baker, trapeze artist and leader of an open-source web browser,
is on a mission to keep the internet free

Nice article. I would love to have seen a picture of her on the trapeze.

Toodles,

Katherine

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Sat, 17 Dec 2005 10:48:10 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 08:24:27AM +1100, Katherine Phelps wrote:
On Saturday 17 December 2005 01:50, Andrew Pam wrote:
Mitchell Baker, trapeze artist and leader of an open-source web browser,
is on a mission to keep the internet free

Nice article. I would love to have seen a picture of her on the trapeze.

There's one at the top of the article.

Regards,
        Andrew
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mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                         Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                       Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/                   Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                      Manager, Serious Cybernetics
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