This day in 2003 one major Internet company was disbanded while another major organization was founded. Can you name them?

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by / July 14, 2011

Answer: Netscape and the Mozilla Foundation, respectively.

Following the ruling against Microsoft in its antitrust case, AOL, Netscape's parent company, sued Microsoft for damages and was awarded $750 million and the right to freely use and distribute Internet Explorer for seven years. On July 15, 2003 Netscape was disbanded while its independent subsidiary the Mozilla Organization launched the Mozilla Foundation, the group that now develops Firefox.*

*This is an extremely abbreviated history of Browser Wars I

 

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.