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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The reason OEMs don't include anything other than IE is that adding something else would increase their testing burden

Most OEMs ship their computers with a whole bunch of extra software, this doesn't seem to affect their testing burden too much. I'm sure adding firefox to the mix wouldn't be any harder than adding, for example, the symantec antivirus demo they already ship with.

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