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Code Rush

Code Rush
Directed by David Winton
Release dates
March 30, 2000 (TV)
April 25, 2000 (VHS)
Running time
56 minutes
Language English

Code Rush is a 2000 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.

After Andy Baio uploaded the documentary to his personal website for the release of Mozilla Firefox 3 in 2009, director David Winton requested it be taken down, pending his decision about future distribution under a free content license. It has since been released under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license.[1][2]

Featured Netscape employees

  • Jim Barksdale, CEO
  • Scott Collins
  • Tara Hernandez
  • Stuart Parmenter, then a 16-year-old open-source volunteer
  • Jim Roskind
  • Michael Toy, co-author of Rogue
  • Jamie Zawinski


  1. ^ Code Rush in the Creative Commons. "Code Rush in the Creative Commons". Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  2. ^ Project Code Rush. "Project Code Rush". Retrieved 2012-08-17. 

External links

  • Code Rush at the Internet Movie Database
  • Project Code Rush: Beginnings of Netscape/Mozilla Documentary on YouTube
  • Annotated Code Rush on viddler
  • Download/Watch Code Rush on
  • Interview with director
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