AUSTIN, Texas — January 19, 2006 — The Mozilla
Foundation and Giganews, the world's largest Newsgroup
Service Provider, announced this week that Giganews will
sponsor access to the Mozilla Foundation's Usenet newsgroups
hierarchy. The Mozilla Foundation is responsible for the Mozilla
open source project and the popular Firefox Web browser and
Thunderbird email client. Giganews will provide all server
infrastructure and systems support through their global Tier 1
Usenet clusters, offering excellent reliability and redundancy to
the Mozilla project's developers, while saving the Foundation the
trouble and expense of running their own in-house operation.
"The Mozilla Foundation was created to support the development
of the best quality software and services to people looking for
innovation and choice on the Internet. We know that the Mozilla
community has high expectations of us, and we felt that choosing
Giganews to host our Usenet capabilities would allow us to
continue to adhere to our high standards and offer an excellent
service to our developers and other members of our community,"
detailed Frank Hecker, Director of Policy at the Mozilla
Foundation, when asked about the partnership with Giganews.
Known for their reliability and performance, Giganews is
able to provide Mozilla developers with a solid Usenet Newsgroup
hosting service that has global distribution points and multiple
levels of redundancy.
Jonah Yokubaitis, CEO of Giganews, says, "The Giganews and
Mozilla partnership is a natural fit and we're glad to offer
this free service to their valued developer network. Mozilla's
reputation for developing some of the Internet's leading
browser and email applications has attracted the same type
of customers who demand the high quality Usenet service that
Source: Giganews Press Release