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Mozilla, that the internet should be public, open and accessible

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Mozilla is a term used in a number of ways in relation to the now-defunct Netscape Communications Corporation and its related application software, including the Mozilla.org group and its successor the Mozilla Foundation.

Only three things have ever formally used the term Mozilla alone:

* The codename for the Netscape Navigator software project
* The official, public, original name of the Mozilla Application Suite, currently known as SeaMonkey
* The Mascot of Netscape.

The various other related uses of the term Mozilla are listed below in the order when they were first used.

Historically, Mozilla had been used internally as a codename for the Netscape Navigator web browser from its beginning. Jamie Zawinski came up with the name during a meeting while working at the company.The name was created as a contraction of the words "Mosaic killer", hinting that Netscape would be the end to the (then only) competitor browser, Mosaic. The logo was a reference to the name of the fictional monster Godzilla.

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