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A few words about Open Source & Vivaldi

I got a question from users while doing AMA on Twitter regarding the license of Vivaldi. I replied with a short answer due to Twitter’s character limitation but I thought I would post longer answer here.

Our source code package is available here: vivaldi.com/source. This links to a copy of the Chromium source code with the changes we made to allow our HTML/CSS/JS UI to run. 

All our changes to Chromium source code are under a BSD license and hence can read by anyone. The details are explained in the the README and LICENSE files, within that package. 

In addition, all of our UI code (included in normal packages) is written in plain, readable text. This means that all parts of Vivaldi are full audit-able and open from that perspective.

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MoonDawg on Sunday, 01 May 2016 17:21

"Chromium source code with the changes we made to allow our HTML/CSS/JS UI to run."

Well start changing/fixing Chroms SVG code!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Chromium source code with the changes we made to allow our HTML/CSS/JS UI to run." Well start changing/fixing Chroms SVG code!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TimeWaster on Saturday, 22 October 2016 17:31

I would have 3 question about that:

1. Do you push your changes to Chromium to the original Chromium project/repo?
2. What license is the ui code under? (I presume not under an open source license since the code is not published in "source" code)
3. Do you plan to release Vivaldi as a whole as an open source project at some point?

I would have 3 question about that: 1. Do you push your changes to Chromium to the original Chromium project/repo? 2. What license is the ui code under? (I presume not under an open source license since the code is not published in "source" code) 3. Do you plan to release Vivaldi as a whole as an open source project at some point?
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