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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RE: Interesting and cool, BUT
by invent00r on Tue 16th Jun 2009 10:44 UTC 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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johnnysaucepn Member since:
2006-08-22

An open solution is an open solution. Opera are probably the biggest proponents of open standards out there. The Unite services are based on the W3C widget specification, same as their desktop widgets.

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