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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"The "inherent goodness" of OSS is that you get free development."

What is so good about that? The company has people who know the software inside out, who are committed to it and invested in it? What would then be the benefit of having a disparate bunch of strangers hacking at the code?

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