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The quality of you articles are frightful: "Maybe Opera should go Open Source and merge with Macromedia"

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 20:01:24 -0400
To: webmaster@linux.com, tina@newsforge.com
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <200206262001.24602.reagle@mit.edu>

So you talked to someone at Netsacpe and then extrapolate to Opera!? Did you 
talk to anyone at Opera? Or is the fact that there is one person in the 
company, Hakon Lie, that studied at MIT and worked with timbl sufficient 
for thinking the whole company should fold up? Go to Macromedia? Did you 
talk to anyone at Macromedia? Opera is a hell-of-a-lot more standards 
compliant and Linux friendly than Macromedia! Such a transition would be 
horrible. Finally, consider what Opera is doing in the small form factor 
and embedded market in cooperation with QT. I presume they get revenue from 
their client licenses and through these platform providers.

Is all of this because of a recent press release that states Macromedia will 
provide a flash plug-in for licensed viewers [1] ? If so, then why didn't 
you cite your source? And even so, we don't even know if this will include 
the Linux players! It sounds like you were looking for something to write 
about, saw some press release and decided to pull something out of the air 
after talking to a Mozilla developer or IRC. Sheesh! 

[1] http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2002/06/20020617.html


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