Mozilla.org, the clearing house for Netscape Communicator’s source code has released the first version of Mozilla, its open source Web browser. Mozilla.org was started by Netscape Communications to provide a central point of contact for those using, or improving on, the code.

Mozilla.org claims that Mozilla should be: "Functional enough for everyday use by testers, so we encourage you to use it daily and find as many bugs as possible as we work to release a beta."

Mozilla features the Gecko rendering engine, Navigator functionality, a mail and news client and a WYSIWYG Web page editor. It’s available (in alpha) for Mac OS, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and OpenVMS. It's currently being ported to Mac OS X using both Carbon and Cocoa.