The Web browser turns 15: A look back

Here is a look back at 15 years of wars, lawsuits, and standards the Web browser has brought us.

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Feb. 23, 1998



Netscape creates open source Mozilla project (Feb. 23, 1998): Netscape created the Mozilla Organization as an open source developer that would provide a free version of its browser. By February 1998, Netscape — which had 28% browser market share — had been vanquished by Microsoft — which had 69% market share — in the first browser war. In July 2003, the Mozilla Organization would morph into the Mozilla Foundation, a nonprofit. In 2005, the for-profit Mozilla Corp.— was created and would eventually deliver the popular Firefox browser.

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