What Mozilla Means

By Deane Barker on November 9, 2004

Mozilla – Wikipedia: After uncovering the truth about ping, I was determined to unearth the mystery of another engimatic Internet name: Mozilla. Wikipedia took all the fun out of it.

The name Mozilla had been used internally for the Netscape Navigator web browser from its beginning. It was a contraction of Mosaic-killer, referring to the hope that the project would unseat Mosaic as the web’s most popular browser, along with the name of the fictional monster Godzilla.