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Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2005 

The original name for Netscape's browser, now called Navigator. Some people claim that the term is a contraction of Mosaic Godzilla (e.g., Mosaic killer), since Mosaic was the number one Web browser at the time Netscape began developing its product. The term Mozilla is still used by many Web developers and appears in server log files that identify the browsers being used.

In 1998, Netscape decided to make the source code for Navigator freely available to the public, or open source. The Netscape group responsible for releasing the code is called, and its Web site is

Learn more about Open Source in Webopedia's "Did You Know...?" section.

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Mozilla Library
Contains links to standards, RFCs, drafts, and FAQs that relate to the many and varied protocols used by the Mozilla code.
Created by Netscape Communications, this site provides a focal point for developers who are interested in modifying and redistributing Netscape client source. It includes FAQs, news, information on projects, documentation, and developer information.

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Playful site dedicated to preserving Mozilla, the Netscape mascot.

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