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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 1,610 74.61%
Konqueror 160 7.41%
Opera 232 10.75%
Mozilla 36 1.67%
lynx 11 0.51%
links/elinks 5 0.23%
Netscape 3 0.14%
Epiphany 28 1.30%
Dillo 15 0.70%
Galeon 10 0.46%
SeaMonkey 43 1.99%
Flock 5 0.23%
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:44 AM   #256
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Nope, because you don't have to provide the source and it doesn't require other programs linked to it to have the same license. Thus, you can use BSD-licensed code in a proprietary program. I know, it doesn't sound like a good thing, but if a company has a program with trade secrets, the last thing they want is to release the source to it. Since programs linked to it don't have to be BSD-licensed, it's easier to implement that code, such as TCP/IP for Windows, a basis for the Darwin kernel, and various tools for Linux.
I was thinking in more of the Lines of a Company releasing THERE software under the the BSD License.

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Hmm, I tried looking but I couldn't spot a statement like that. Could you point it out?
Thats interesting. I heard form my brother that GPLed Source can not be used by Companies. That is one of the reasons he prefers the BSD License.

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Old 08-24-2007, 05:41 PM   #257
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Opera, used it for years, perfect for me.
 
Old 08-24-2007, 07:52 PM   #258
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Have just installed Swiftfox. It's meant to go faster.
Opera for Linux is easier to update than firefox.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 06:00 AM   #259
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Thats interesting. I heard form my brother that GPLed Source can not be used by Companies. That is one of the reasons he prefers the BSD License.
That's just completely false. Everybody can use GPLed source. Read the GPL. Look at Tivo, Linksys, D-link, ... they all use GPLed software in they're products. But they'll have to comply with with the clauses in the license agreement. Most importantly they will have to publish the changes they made to code under the GPL.

For more information you could browse around and read the FAQ's on this site: http://gpl-violations.org/ (And offcourse the FSF's website itself: http://www.gnu.org/ )
 
Old 08-25-2007, 07:54 AM   #260
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Thats interesting. I heard form my brother that GPLed Source can not be used by Companies. That is one of the reasons he prefers the BSD License.
GPL can be used by companies, but it makes it much harder to sell your software if you have to provide the source, whether free or pay. If your product is popular, someone's going to make a free rebuild of it. That's why companies prefer the BSD license, they can use the code without publishing the source.

Some people may argue that the BSD license permits the stealing of code. I say if the company cares about the project, then they'll contribute back regardless of what license is being used.
 
Old 08-25-2007, 01:52 PM   #261
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seems like firefox is pretty popular
 
Old 08-26-2007, 08:12 PM   #262
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Don't you love add-ons,an integrated download manager,
fork of Navigator -FF "just surfs the web"
 
  


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