Opera Not Using Feed Icon

With the latest build release of Opera 9, the browser has switched back to using the blue RSS icon rather than the feed icon that Firefox started using, followed by IE7. It has actually become the “standard” icon for showing that RSS feeds are available. So why did Opera decide not to use it?

Regarding the old RSS icon: Mozilla would like us (and other users of it) to sign an agreement on the use of the feeds icon. We fully respect their rights to the icon and will not use it as long as this isn’t sorted out.

It is odd that they have decided not to use an icon that is freely available at www.feedicons.com. Maybe there is an agreement that must be used when it is in a product verses just using it on a site.

At any rate, it is odd that they have decided not to use it in the browser, but is plastered all over the site they announced this on to indicate RSS feeds.


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