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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ziggamon
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2005-07-06

The "inherent goodness" of OSS is that you get free development.
And it's not like they have something to lose by OSS:ing the browser now that it's free.
They will still get all of the revenue from selling embedded versions, using google search et al, PLUS the benefit of a huge mindshare working on their product for free. I see no reason for them not to do the same thing as Trolltech is currently doing.

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