Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2007 19:50 UTC, submitted by juno_106
Opera Software "Back in January we added the ability to report usage of different features and preferences so we could learn more about how the browser is used in general. First we invited you, our weekly users to help us and in 9.2 we started asking one in 100 users if they want to participate. We would like to share some of our findings with you."
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Just one more feature missing
by kajaman on Fri 6th Jul 2007 21:22 UTC
kajaman
Member since:
2006-01-06

Open source it, damnit ;) . It is getting stranger and stranger every day - they don't put adds on their browser, they don't charge for using it... but they don't want us Open Source _only_ users to use it :/.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

It's not like you Open Source _only_ people don't have a browser to use already. Why not improve that instead of badgering Opera to open licenced technology that they make a living off of in the mobile / console space.

Give us one solid reason why they should open source Opera, when Firefox and Konqueror already exist?

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butters Member since:
2005-07-08

They could dual-license it--put it under the weak-copyleft share-alike license (LGPL, MPL, CDDL, etc.) for noncommercial use only. They don't need to give up on their commercial licensing model. No worries about proprietary plugins and widgets. They'd probably cultivate a nice-sized development community.

Secrets don't help sell software. They don't prevent piracy, and they don't inspire the confidence of the device vendors Opera is targeting.

Yeah, we have open source web platforms already, and I don't particularly care whether Opera opens their codebase. But give me one solid reason why they shouldn't open it?

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

ya know...does anyone thing the open source zelots are teh modern day hippies? back in the day they would have taken a fire hose to them.

heres what i think. its free. its fast. it has tons of great features. and its constantly getting better and better..... if it aint broke dont fix it.

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