The fact that we can have multiple open source operating systems but not one open source fully fledged browser that is not tied to a company worries me. The web truly has gotten way too complex.
@raichoo I couldn't agree more. How is this possible for so many other projects but not something so essential as a browser?
If you haven't seen it, I love this article. It is possible.
@LPS The biggest issues seems to be that the web has been artificially complicated in many ways. It's nearly impossible to implement something as complex without massive funding or a backing entity that also shapes the standards you need to implement. With the way the web is currently standardized it's like fighting windmills.
@LPS Just for the minutes: It isn't either. FLOSS operating systems have impressively improved the last two decades, but they still lag behind proprietary ones in quite some aspects - unfortunately these aspects aren't what's relevant to the crowd using them. There's too much "law of the instrument" going on here too. 😔
@raichoo Maybe both. The web has gotten way too complex, but the community is too fragmented and unfocused. There's too much playing-around, too much doing things just for fun and no real commitment to join forces and solve such problems. We would need one good non-corporate web browser. Do we really need a dozen of half-baked open-sourc operating systems?
@raichoo Sometimes I wonder what happened with Konqueror and the KHTML rendering engine.Some years ago,it was a solid base that Apple took to create Webkit and then Google took Webkit to create Blink so almost everyone is using KHTML nowadays 🤔 But I haven't heart about the KHTML or Konquerer project itself for years.That was a fully featured and truly open source and free software browser which was developed by KDE e.V.,a non-profit.And it's actually the only real free software browser I can think of 😕 Another browser that isn't that bad is Pale Moon but I think it still heavily depends on upstream fixes from Mozilla 😕
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