Code Rush documentary

Does anyone have or know how to get a copy of Code Rush, the documentary on Netscape that PBS aired in 2000? It’s not currently available for purchase through PBS or Amazon and I haven’t been able to get through to the producer. We’d like to check it out and (if we receive permission) add it to the memory bank.

– Olivia

Mountain View

We would like to belatedly thank everyone who took time to meet with us during our trip to Mozilla last month. All of the oral histories were great and will be added to the archive as we receive the transcriptions. For now we are moving into a new interviewing phase, using instant messaging, Skype, and email to conduct both new and follow-up interviews.

We now have a fairly firm date of September 15 for a publicity campaign and broader public launch. So if you have a chance please take a minute to dig up your favorite Mozilla artifacts and add them to the archive!

“Can History Be Open Source?”

This is slightly off topic, but we thought some of you would be interested in an article that CHNM Director Roy Rosenzweig just published in the Journal of American History. Entitled “Can History be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past,” the article attempts to ascertain both the usefulness of Wikipedia as an historical resource in particular and the potential of peer-produced history in general. In many ways, the Mozilla Digital Memory Bank is CHNM’s attempt to prove that potential as we hope to build a permanent archive of Mozilla history mainly through voluntary contributions from members of Mozilla community itself. As Olivia mentioned in the previous post, we will be conducting a set of traditional oral histories to supplement and provide context for the collections, but our real hope is that your contributions of email, chat transcripts, blog posts, digital photographs, and documents will form the core of those collections.

Good luck to Olivia and Ken, who will be spending the week in the Bay Area interviewing community members, and thanks to all of you who are taking time out to help us.



We’ve added the first of 14 interviews that we’ve conducted over the past few months to the Mozilla Digital Memory Bank. Check out this interview with Darin Fisher from March 2006.

In the coming weeks and months we will be adding the other interviews we’ve conducted. Also, Ken and I will be in Mountain View next week and hope to interview as many people as possible while we’re there.

Many thanks to Darin and to everyone else who has taken the time to talk with us!


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