Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jun 2009 10:15 UTC, submitted by zegenie
Opera Software A few days ago Opera launched a placeholder website which said they were going to "reinvent" the web, on June 16. Well, it's June 16, and Opera has announced Opera Unite, a technology which allows individual Opera users to connect to one another, turning every machine running Opera Unite into a web server.
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Interesting and cool, BUT
by kragil on Tue 16th Jun 2009 10:31 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

unless all browser makers agree on some kind of standard (highly unlikely) it will be hard for it to get any traction.

Maybe Opera should open up a bit more and work with Mozilla. Mozillas mission is not making a good browser, it is improving and opening up the freedom of the web. Something like OperaUnite might work for Mozilla.
As for Apple, Google and Microsoft: They are certainly not interested.

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RE: Interesting and cool, BUT
by invent00r on Tue 16th Jun 2009 10:44 in reply to "Interesting and cool, BUT"
invent00r Member since:
2009-04-27

Actually,

All the basic components (and the services themselves) in Unite are based on existing or proposed standards, there is only a bit of glue here and there that is specific to our implementation of Unite (setting up DNS forwarding etc.) and that future competitors may want to do a bit differently.

Quoted from an Opera developer borg.

http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/2009/06/16/freedom?startidx=50...

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RE[2]: Interesting and cool, BUT
by kragil on Tue 16th Jun 2009 11:03 in reply to "RE: Interesting and cool, BUT"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

there is only a bit of glue here and there that is specific to our implementation of Unite (setting up DNS forwarding etc.) and that future competitors may want to do a bit differently.


That "bit of glue" is likely going to kill them. An open solution that is supported by Mozilla might work a lot better.

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