Computerworld New Zealand: Why Opera Isn't Planning to Go Open Source
Oct 30, 2006, 17:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Suppose there was a software category so ubiquitous that
virtually everyone used it and anyone could get the software for
free. Suppose, also, that the software was highly standards-based,
so much so that it did not require any patented or proprietary
technologies to work. That software would be a perfect candidate
for open source, right?
"That description fits web browsers perfectly. And yet, despite
seemingly having everything in its favour, Opera Software isn't
planning to open source its browser code..."