Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2005 11:59 UTC, submitted by jasnils
Opera Software "Opera Software today permanently removed the ad banner and licensing fee from its award-winning Web browser. The ad-free, full-featured Opera browser is now available for download, completely free of charge, here." This news got submitted a staggering 14 times, and as far as I know, that's a record.
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First step towards open source?
by ziggamon on Tue 20th Sep 2005 12:17 UTC
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It seems they now have no reason at all not to open source their browser product. On the contrary - they could benefit hugely from being OSS, and perhaps even draw some developers away from Firefox.

Just imagine the possibilities when all major browser engines except IE are open source...

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