Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2008 15:26 UTC, submitted by Robert Kratky
Opera Software Opera Software's CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner explains why they will not release the Opera browser as open source, arguing that open standards are more important than open source. Von Tetzchner also talks about the company's antitrust complaint to the European Commission in which it accuses Microsoft of abusing its dominant position by tying Internet Explorer to Windows.
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It's worth adding to that, that Netscape 2.x - 4.x used to come pre-installed on windows and mac machines, back when it was top dog.

There is today good reason for OEMs to choose an alternative. The question is, why don't they choose the alternative.

My money's on unfair licensing deals that Microsoft gets them into. There is the chance though that they simply have a better product in the eyes of most OEMs. Then again, when is the last time you saw any group of people always agree on anything - I mean besides conservative republicans (-ducks-). :-D

A good fair hearing should help to bear this all out, so Opera has my complete support.

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