Code Rush

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Code Rush
Code Rush cover
Format Video (VHS/Digital)
Genre Documentary
Origin California, USA
Language English
Release Date 25 April 2000
Running Time 56:08 min
Created by David Winton
Directed by David Winton
Produced by NA
Written by Jonathan Halperin, David Winton
Screenplay by NA
Distributed by PBS Home Video
Narrated by NA
Starring Scott Collins, Stuart Parmenter
Music by NA
Cinematography by NA
Edited by NA
Production Company PBS Home Video, Winton Dupont Films
Location(s) California, USA
Original Channel PBS
Additional Information
Based on NA
Topics Technology, Computers, Programming, Internet
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Video NA
Website NA

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.

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


Film User Format Link Notes
Code Rush (2000) NA MOV

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