With the end of workable Opera.
I was wondering if there is any group/leverage around that might be able to persuade Opera Software to release the source code to Opera/Presto engine? Is it even possible, ie: all/part owned by other companies?
I will not be replacing my existing Opera with one running on Chromium/Blink, which leaves me to wonder about my future browsing. For now Opera (10.10 my personal fav/most functional) is still working for the most part, but nothing else available seems to come close performance/resource wise for a heavy use(+-40 Browser tabs/pages). Perhaps theres a community to takeover Presto and keep it running most things indefinably. It would be far more secure since it would be in the minority and exploit writers wouldn't likely bother.
I wonder if an executive at Opera got a briefcase full of cash to switch to Chromium or what? Your thoughts? I just don't understand why opera would handover their independence only to become a graphical shell for Chrome(ie: closing up shop).