Re: Netscape v NCSA, Progress?

Marc Andreessen (
Fri, 14 Oct 1994 07:14:43 +0100

>Let's not count anyone out yet, shall we. If the history of the
>Internet (and the Web) illustrates anything, it's the benefits of
>open systems and software diversity. Any thought that one single
>commercial entity may gain de facto control of the WWW interface is
>scary. I'm sure marca would agree.

Absolutely. Which is why we are and will be openly publishing all
new protocols, formats, interfaces, etc. that we happen to develop
in order to satisfy customer demands for new functionality that can't
be addressed with existing protocols/formats/interfaces, and which is
why we're bending over backwards to be fully interoperable with existing
implementations on both the client and server side. Interoperability
is obviously the lynchpin of this whole environment, and in everyone's
best interest.


Marc Andreessen
Mosaic Communications Corporation
Mountain View, CA