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Opera: Jon S. von Tetzchner [Interview]

Feb 21, 2008, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"What would it take for you to release Opera as open source? I know you've already said in the past that open-sourcing would not bring any benefit to you, so I'm just checking whether there's been any change on that front--I'm sure it would make all the Linux and BSD users happy.

"The real question is why, and is it really important. In our world view what is important is open standards. If you have a choice between open standards and open source, our choice would always be open standards. Luckily, most of the time open source companies are actually happy with open standards so that's not really much of a challenge there but what we believe is important are open standards because then you have a choice. That you can switch products depending on your priorities..."

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