Re: Netscape license

Marc Andreessen (
Thu, 24 Nov 1994 11:10:40 +0100

Our current intent is to do so, but absolutely do not consider that
to be a binding commitment. I also will not guarantee that
the free and for-$$$ versions won't diverge at some point in the
future (almost certainly not for 1.0, though). What happens post-1.0
will mostly be determined by market and business factors over the next
few years.

Free client distribution (again, for personal, educational, and research
use, roughly stated) is a core part of both the philosophy and the
business model of the company, and has several very strong motivating
reasons behind it, and we take it very seriously.


At 4:42 AM 11/24/94, Paul "S." Wain wrote:
>Marc wrote:
>@ We're absolutely committed to giving 1.0 away for personal use.
>@ Watch us.
>Could you expand on that. What about 1.1, 1.x, 2.x, x.x etc....
>I know this is looking a lot further ahead than you probably want to,
>but a small hint would be nice :)
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Marc Andreessen
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