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The open source web browser, designed for standards-compliance, performance, and portability, whose development is coordinated by mozilla.org.

The Mozilla project started in March 1998 when netscape communications corporation released the source code of netscape communicator. The now abandoned version based on that code is referred to as "Mozilla Classic". Since then, much has been rewritten, including the layout engine, the networking library, and the front-end.

mozilla.org was set up by netscape in January 1998 to coordinate development and to provide a point of contact for interested people. Mozilla 1.0 was finally released on 2002-06-05.

Although a lot of Mozilla code is under the original Netscape Public License, some parts of the code are under the Mozilla Public License or dual MPL/GPL.

"Mozilla" was the original project code name for netscape navigator and, according to some of the documentation, the correct pronunciation of "Netscape".