Here is an employee owned company’s business model that seems to have some ethical roots: https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-business-model/
And here are their reasons to not open source all of vivaldi: https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-browser-open-source/
All of this seems pragmatic and ethical to me. #fediverse - Any other opinions on that?
@seb so because their brand (the UX) is so fragile, the code must stay closed source. That just tells me trying to go back to making a business from a browser like it’s 1997 again might have not been the right move, no?
@lucas Interesting thought.
I was thinking that browsers became so complex that you need to have some kind of business (which can pay the developers) to even create one. Employee owned businesses seem like a good choice for such endavours. However, reading their post about open sourcing makes me wonder if employee owned also means super cautious and hesitant.
@lucas Here is another interesting discussion about the complexity of the www: https://hackers.town/@docskrzyk/104977957082538091
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