We considered offering Internet Explorer. It is certainly an attractive option. It costs us nothing to provide it to our customers which is why you see
most ISP's offering that option....but again we want to stress quality...so we have purchased a license to distribute Netscape Navigator. We believe Netscape is the best program for the internet. Netscape was founded on the philosophy that open standards benefit customers by ensuring superior technology and vendor interoperability. Netscape is committed to continuing to deliver all of its products based on open standards.
Open standards are defined as published specifications that enable
multiple vendors to create independent implementations of a given
technology. These implementations must interoperate on heterogeneous
computing platforms. Open standards-based products respond to a real
user need for interoperability and ensure that users have a choice of
products from independent vendors. Standardization is an inclusive
activity, not an exclusive activity. The intent must be to include
everyone in the process over time, not to exclude a faction, company, or
set of users. Open standards are implemented by vendors in response to
Standards must evolve to remain useful. Innovative changes and proposed
new standards can come from users, vendors, or standards bodies.
Netscape is striving to lead innovation of open standards by proposing
new technology advances and providing examples as features in its
products. Netscape contributes this work to the appropriate
vendor-neutral standards body, such as the Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), or the Object
Management Group (OMG). Ongoing evolution of open standards should occur
in an open forum, trusted to a vendor-neutral standards body, so
the market can benefit from innovation, regardless of its origin.
Netscape is committed to continuing to adopt open specifications in its
products and participate in the cycle of constant evolution and
Open standards benefit customers by ensuring interoperability, healthy
competition, and customer choice. Since its inception, Netscape has
successfully driven Internet innovation by building new products based
on Internet standards with increased functionality over other vendors'
proprietary products. When developing new solutions, Netscape scours
the Internet for the open-standards approach that will successfully meet
customer needs, and works to rally multiple vendors to support and
implement that standard. Some examples of Netscape's track record
with this approach include broad support for and continued leadership in
the advancement of HTML, HTTP, LDAP, SMTP, MIME, NNTP, POP3, IMAP4,
SNMP, FTP, X.509, SSL, SET, IIOP, SQL, SOIF, RDM, RTP, RTCP, and VRML.
Netscape is committed to open standards both now and in the future.
The company bases its products on open specifications and makes those
specifications available to both developers and standards bodies in a
timely manner. Netscape participates in established vendor-neutral
standards organizations such as the IETF, W3C, and OMG to foster
industry consensus and growth. We adopt and implement the
specifications these organizations create. For example, Netscape has
pledged to support the W3C's specifications for Hypertext Markup
Language (HTML) - including style sheets - once they are finalized.
In addition, Netscape does not limit user choice or require users to
purchase specific client or server operating systems, databases, or
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