/VBG/ Vivaldi Browser General

Camden Lopez
Camden Lopez

Discussion/Questions related to the vastly superior and glorious Vivaldi browser

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Adam Reed
Adam Reed

Chrome clone
We use JavaScript and React to create the user interface with the help of Node.js and a long list of NPM modules.
GNO.

Dylan Flores
Dylan Flores

being based on the same technologies as chrome isn't a bad thing, it's basically a more customizable version of chrome that respects ur freedoms

David Gray
David Gray

Vivaldi is not made available under one unified open source license. It does contain the Chromium source code with changes made to allow the HTML/CSS/JS based UI to run. All changes to the Chromium source code are made available under a BSD license and can be read by anyone on vivaldi.com/source/. Details in this regard are explained in the the README and LICENSE files within the package. In addition, our UI code is written in plain, accessible code for those who read HTML, CSS and JS. This means that for all practical purposes the Vivaldi source code is available for audit. Vivaldi also contains third party code. Licenses for these parts can be found in the source package and in the installed browser at vivaldi://credits

Complete license pleb here, what does the text above mean? is the source open or what?

Jacob Sanders
Jacob Sanders

basically 90% is open source and 10% is closed source (mainly just the engine)

Levi Morgan
Levi Morgan

/4chan/index.html
/g/index.html
/reddit/index.html

Daniel Ross
Daniel Ross

Absolutely gorgeous, a guy happened to me his css file and it just works beautifully

Adrian Wood
Adrian Wood

cucked license

Logan Scott
Logan Scott

It's not free software

Dominic Cook
Dominic Cook

Using it right now on a RPi3, good enough even without acceleration. But jesus the vivaldi/chrome font handling in Windows is just horrid!

Camden Lopez
Camden Lopez

chrome is a safari clone by that logic.

Dominic Long
Dominic Long

All the interesting parts are proprietary. The libre parts were already libre in the form of Chromium.

Carter Thomas
Carter Thomas

It's a chromium clone with some small changes to the interface and engine. Can any body give me one compelling reason to use this?

Brody Baker
Brody Baker

As much as it dismays me to use a proprietary browser, Vivaldi runs way smoother and uses less RAM than either Bloatfox or Google Botnet(ium). Despite having more features ootb (vertical tabs or tabs on bottom, tab groups, sidebar, etv) and being more customizable.
It's the closest thing to old Opera I've used in years.

Luke Wright
Luke Wright

Because Firefox is a Chrome clone and Vivaldi isn't so we should use a browser that's literally forked from Chromium because it's not a Chrome clone.

Benjamin Murphy
Benjamin Murphy

Open source doesn't matter, freedoms do.

Nathan Allen
Nathan Allen

The open source definition is almost exactly equivalent to the free software definition.

Colton Mitchell
Colton Mitchell

That's a blatant lie.

Charles Gray
Charles Gray

Look up the open source definition. It's based on the Debian Free Software Guidelines, which are actually a bit stricter than the FSF's standards.
Also look up what gnu.org has to say about it. If you read carefully, you'll notice that they say it describes almost the same category of software, and that the difference is philosophical, not practical.

Adrian Lee
Adrian Lee

Okay. Tell that to Theo de Raadt's face and see what happens.

Brandon Thompson
Brandon Thompson

You mean the man who created an operating system with a base installation that's almost entirely open source as well as almost entirely free software, but provides some software through the ports system that's neither open source nor free software?
Can you elaborate?

Hudson Russell
Hudson Russell

Who the fuck cares? It doesn't spy on the users (at least no more than debian with reporting enabled) and 90% of it is.

Luke Barnes
Luke Barnes

What if Vivaldi Technologies goes bankrupt, or decides to discontinue the browser? If it's free software, people can keep developing it as long as there's interest. If it's proprietary, they can't. That's what happened to Opera, remember?
There are a lot of reasons to care about software freedom. Spying is only one of them. Free software gives the users control. That helps you even if you don't have the skill or time to use that freedom as long as there are similar-minded people who do.

Caleb Murphy
Caleb Murphy

using a proprietary closed source botnet
Go back to reddit

Jose Ortiz
Jose Ortiz

jesus you're retarded

Gabriel Cooper
Gabriel Cooper

back to reddit botnetcuck

Jacob Reyes
Jacob Reyes

t. Applefag

They could release the engine at a later date

muh freedums
I'm sorry user but you've been cucked by Stallman

Hudson Garcia
Hudson Garcia

It's the chromium engine, which is open source, BSD, so vivaldi's modifications are open source, the UI is open source... The only non-free package I had to install was for playing mp4 files.

Adam Reed
Adam Reed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivaldi_(web_browser)
Proprietary freeware
vivaldi.com/privacy/vivaldi-end-user-license-agreement/
vivaldi.com/privacy/browser/
When you install Vivaldi browser (“Vivaldi”), each installation profile is assigned a unique user ID that is stored on your computer
a unique user ID that is stored on your computer
a unique user ID
stored on your computer
WEW

Michael Morgan
Michael Morgan

using botnet as an insult
lol