Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2008 15:26 UTC, submitted by Robert Kratky
Opera Software Opera Software's CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner explains why they will not release the Opera browser as open source, arguing that open standards are more important than open source. Von Tetzchner also talks about the company's antitrust complaint to the European Commission in which it accuses Microsoft of abusing its dominant position by tying Internet Explorer to Windows.
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by SlackerJack on Thu 21st Feb 2008 16:53 UTC
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Come on Opera you can do better than that, you should have started your complained about IE many years ago, I dont see Mozilla taking MS to court.

Netscape died because of IE at it's hight, so why complain now when it's at it's lowest monopoly position for, what 20 years?

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Com on now! thats not right,
by judgen on Thu 21st Feb 2008 17:41 in reply to "Old news"
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Itnernet explorer did not exist 20 yeasrs ago. It was 1999 when IE managed to surpass Netscape for the first time, and the monopoly was not established untill 2002-2003 and since then it has been on constant decline and in most of europe its no longer in monopoly position, more like a duopoly of sorts. So saying 20 years is blatantly wrong.

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Yes thats just me thinking we are in 2015 :p, you know I meant over 10 years ago when Windows 95 came with IE, thats were it all started

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RE: Com on now! thats not right,
by flanque on Thu 21st Feb 2008 19:49 in reply to "Com on now! thats not right,"
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I'm gonna +1 you just for the pretty girl as your avatar.

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