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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RE: hrmmm
by WorknMan on Thu 21st Feb 2008 17:40 UTC in reply to "hrmmm"
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Me too. As long as you're using open standards, not really much of a chance for vendor lock-in.

As for Opera, it's really Firefox that's eating its lunch and not IE.

Edited 2008-02-21 17:41 UTC

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v RE[2]: hrmmm
by Moulinneuf on Thu 21st Feb 2008 19:01 in reply to "RE: hrmmm"
RE[3]: hrmmm
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 05:48 in reply to "RE[2]: hrmmm"
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Hey, where've you been? Busy updating

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RE[3]: hrmmm
by SReilly on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 13:27 in reply to "RE[2]: hrmmm"
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Dude, the report button hasn't even been around for a week and you've already managed to get one of your posts reported! Don't you think it's about time you started talking to people nicely instead of shoving your opinions down peoples throats?

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RE[2]: hrmmm
by Moulinneuf on Thu 21st Feb 2008 19:07 in reply to "RE: hrmmm"
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One more thing Opera is paid to give there desktop browser for Free :

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Just like Safari and Firefox?
by TLZ_ on Thu 21st Feb 2008 22:26 in reply to "RE[2]: hrmmm"
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So what's your point?
I think most people know this allready...

(Not meant offensive/sarcastic or anything!)

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Links to File extension showing opposite ...
by Moulinneuf on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 06:19 in reply to "RE: hrmmm"
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Another addition :

If Open Standard where truely followed then no one would dare choose a similarly named extension file , just for the sake that this file could go on any OS and be useable and made recognized as is. Open Standard is meaningless if a derivative can be made that shadow , ressemble or break standard compliance with the original standard :

If a better format happen to emerge why not give it it's own name and make it the new standard everyone knows about. Standards are based on known quantity exept in Software where as Microsoft set most of the standard , but almost no one know's what those are made of , hence incompatibility at the standard level ...

Edited 2008-02-22 06:25 UTC

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