Sorry, guys, but the above link just states that it is not FOSS.
It s freeware with the added…previlege to the user to see the code. Of course, no one is able to contribute to it, nor fork it.
As @Keegan said, users can make requests and devs listen and fulfill. But so does Brave which is FOSS.
Of course it s their right to “sell” their product the way they want, that is, exploiting the licence to get a ready code, created collectively (even if Google is behind the Chromium project), make their own changes and then redistribute it with the code read-only).
If I were a Windows or a Mac user, I d be excited with it, after all, that would sound a huge advantage over the closed and proprietary browsers they re used to be working with, but, hey, this is one of my key reasons why I use Linux. Because I enjoy its freedom, its openess and its gladly sharing with others.
More on this, here:
As to the comparison between Vivaldi and KDE, the same principles, to the above, apply. Vivaldi is a fine, configurable browser, ok with that. KDE is also a fine, configurable DE. But, not only with the option to view its code. It s free, it s open, it s got a vast community supporting and contributing.
As a final note:
The above are just my thoughts, philosophy and attitude.
They re not meant to fire up a flame war, nor impose them on anyone.
(Since the topic is about apps, I personally use (in order of preferrence) qupzilla, firefox & chromium.
Each one of them performs better at certain tasks than the others, so i use them accordingly.
I have also tried Brave but since it s an electron app it runs too heavy on my 4GB RAM memory. :)