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Code Rush: Full Film


2000 documentary of Netscape's last year as an independent company, focusing on the rush to make Mozilla's source code ready for its release deadline.

Code Rush is a documentary following the lives of a group of Netscape engineers in Silicon Valley. It covers Netscape's last year as an independent company, from their announcement of the Mozilla open source project until their acquisition by AOL. It particularly focuses on the last minute rush to make the Mozilla source code ready for release by the deadline of March 31 1998, and the impact on the engineers' lives and families as they attempt to save the company from ruin.
Code Rush by David Winton is licensed under a CC 3.0 US License.
http://clickmovement.org/coderush
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Code Rush. The year is early 1998, at the height of dot-com era, and a small team of Netscape code writers frantically works to reconstruct the company's Internet browser. In doing so they will rewrite the rules of software development by giving away the recipe for its browser in exchange for integrating improvements created by outside unpaid developers. The fate of the entire company may well rest on their shoulders. Broadcast on PBS, the film capture the human and technological dramas that unfold in the collision between science, engineering, code, and commerce.
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_Rush

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firescaped

22 days ago
You can actually find and download almost any version of Netscape online it seems they'll be available forever. 👊
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logiclord

15 days ago
Clearly, he was referring to Netscape, the company. Their biggest impact on humanity wasn't just Netscape Navigator or the jobs they created; it was Mozilla.
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Pixel666Prophet

15 days ago
🤣 I'm guessing Jamie was really excited when The Matrix was released.
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BinaryBith

22 days ago
Thanks for uploading this documentary—it's really enjoyable! SIKE
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ultranet55555

15 days ago
🤣 🤣 🤣
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KPritch

15 days ago
At 53:40, yes, that's happening right now...
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