Posted by: Mayank Sharma
on June 21, 2008 02:33 PM
"Mayank, why did you say that you wish Opera were free? It already is, and has been so always. It used to be ad-supported a few years ago, but even that is no longer the case."
I meant free as in freedom to look at and modify the code. Free as in freedom, not beer.
"Also, with all due request, software doesn't become necessarily superior or better simply by being open source. In my experience, every successful open source application has needed a dedicated team of developers who make a huge bulk of the contribution, just like any successful proprietary software application. There isn't really that much difference as long as the software is engineered correctly and thus performs well."
True. Using free and open source software is just a personal preference. And to make sure I don't let that interfere with the review I mention it at the bottom, after what I believe is a fair assessment of a wonderful software.