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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Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Firefox is up to 40% in some European countries. It cannot be ignored.
Firefox also proved that people will download a browser, even when one is bundled.
Firefox basically proves you, and Opera wrong.
Mozilla have not been crying afoul of IE, they have simply been getting on with doing the best job they can.

Mitchell Baker, and the new CEO David Ascher are smart, driven people who care about end users, not market-share and politics.

If Opera want to play a politics game, they will lose.

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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

http://www.mozilla.org/about/

"The Mozilla project's launch by Netscape in 1998 ..."

Microsoft settled for 750 Million with AOL over Netscape :

http://money.cnn.com/2003/05/29/technology/microsoft/

Edited 2008-02-21 19:38 UTC

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