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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re: I really have to wonder...
by Anonymous on Tue 20th Sep 2005 20:08 UTC
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<u>...what kind of crazy open source zealot would turn down free beer because the manufacturer won't divulge the recipe</u>

I might. With Opera, I always bought the program. Other free software could be different. The advice I give to others is always to use extreme caution when downloading free software, particularly when it isn't open source. Much of it is spyware of some kind or other, or associated with spyware.

I suspect you already knew that, but it always helps to advise caution, even with Opera.

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