Netscape vs Mosaic

Adam Thodey (athodey@engin.umich.edu)
Tue, 11 Apr 1995 23:40:27 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Tue, 11 Apr 1995 23:40:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: Adam Thodey <athodey@engin.umich.edu>
Subject: Netscape vs Mosaic
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199504080157.VAA02807@srvr7.engin.umich.edu>
Message-Id: <Pine.3.87.9504081044.E21952-0100000@mux.engin.umich.edu>


On Fri, 7 Apr 1995 www-html@www10.w3.org wrote:

> >>>>> On Tue, 4 Apr 1995 04:49:49 +0500, "C.J.Osborne" <C.J.Osborne@sheffield.ac.uk> said:
> >> <My question is: Why does people use Mosaic when
> >> <Netscape is better and 
> >> <can be obtained free all over the net?
> >> 
> >> Netscape is not free for all users.  Netscape is free for
> >> personal users and non-profit organizations.  Companies and
> >> government agencies that provide Web access to their users
> >> must use a free browser, such as NCSA Mosaic, or pay for
> >> Netscape or an enhanced Mosaic.
> 
> This is interesting. As far as I know, NCSA does not consider
> NCSA Mosaic code as free (they have signed a contract with
> Spyglass).
> 
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> | Thomas Mohr SEL/ALCATEL            mohr@lts.sel.alcatel.de|
> | ---------  " Alle Dateien nicht loeschen j/n ? " ---------|
> | -- Opinions are mine, not my employer's ------------------|
> -------------------------------------------------------------

Netscape is not free, it is only free for evaluation purposes and 
educational institutions.  personal Users must buy the software
in order to use it legally.  It is in their contract licence stipulated 
when you first load up mosaic.

ADAM