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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same old whiney comments
by SpikeMcG on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 03:47 UTC
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Honestly Microsoft and Netscape both gave their product away for free, so how did they make any money on it.

Personally I think things like protocols like HTTP, FTP, GOPHER, etc. are just that protocols that should be part of the OS. The fact that web browsers are applications that are just windows into them really doesn't make them different to me than any other application with those protocols enabled.

Most people that I know today use Firefox and while it's renderer is different than IE, or Opera. The operating systems that host them MacOS, Windows, Linux, don't really tell people you can't install or can't run them. Having one built in doesnt limit personal choice. Integrating these protocols to web enable other featurs isn't limiting either. People got up about IE "channels" that you could subscribe to that were based on XML file feeds. Something similar to what we all call RSS feeds.

I really disrespect the courts for removing subscription content, back then and then letting others "re-invent" it..

This whole "I am wronged stuff has to go". If you have a superior product people will use it, like Firefox..

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