I just wanted to respond to my own message before it got out of hand.
But Ed, Chimera does have "proprietary changes", meaning changes that will only be for Chimera. Unless by proprietary you mean, not open source, but then you are condemning open source in general.Originally posted by Ed Spruiell
If you made a browser and called it "aol sucks" and made proprietary changes in it from the mozilla builds, i would give it a look. (sounds like a great idea to me ) [/B]
Well, Omniweb, undoubtedly does help Mozilla (then in your eyes AOL) If they are using some code, then they help debug it potentially, surely if omnigroup finds a nasty bug or two in code it uses from mozilla, they would let the mozilla group know.Originally posted by Ed Spruiell
iamnotmad - to clarrify a little more of what i alluded to in my last post, let me say that my concern is with the way open source is handled. When it is used by huge monopolies to increase their profit margin and gobble up their competitors, then i have a problem with it.
i guess what you describe as proprietary is just what i meant and so far you are the first to say that chimara has such things. so long as the little guys are making improvements that are not opensourced property and hence the finished version of the browser cannot be adapted by netrape/aol, then i am all for them. show me where Chimera qualifies as that and i will leave it alone. this is my understanding of the status of Omniweb.
btw - i would give up Omniweb, which i rarely use, in a heartbeat if i thought it was aiding aol in any way. or if it came down to being the only browser that wasn't aiding aol or m$, then i would use it as my default brwser despite its sluggishness.
I will still jump all over regular mozilla but that is just the way that is for reasons you either understand from reading the other thread or you don't.