We Have A Browser Monopoly Again and Firefox is The Only Alternative Out There

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  • ungoogled-chromium

    Google Chromium, sans integration with Google

    Maybe the truth is that people really don't feel the need for a wider variety of browsers to be available. I mean both Chromium and Firefox are fully open source; there's nothing stopping anyone from forking them and making tweaks. If Chrome decided to ban ad blockers or something overnight, people can just create a Chromium fork with 99% feature parity which will then gain a ton of attention and support by the flood of users switching over to it. That's the beauty of open source, no? People already created ungoogled-chromium which removes some of the built-in integrations with Google APIs for search suggestions and and such if you care about that.

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  • retrokit

    :joystick: Bring back the old Web(Kit) and make it secure

    Here you go, trying to remove all APIs that are unnecessary for a Web View: https://github.com/tholian-network/retrokit

  • stealth

    :rocket: Stealth - Secure, Peer-to-Peer, Private and Automateable Web Browser/Scraper/Proxy

    Currently my primary motivation factor is my own Browser Stealth that I'm building; and due to lack of alternatives.

  • brave-core

    Core engine for the Brave browser for mobile and desktop. For issues https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues

    I previously tried to fork Servo, Chromium, Electron, nidium, nw.js... and even tried out Sciter. But honestly, you can forget about all of them, chromium-based Browsers are close to impossible to fork due to google's repo tools which clone/update/auto-merge from conditionally defined source repos. All Browsers basically just use libchromium directly, maintain a patchset and are done with it, including Brave. Forking WebKit was quite easy compared to that, as building immediately worked. The /ThirdParty folder is a little mess and cmake build files for dependencies need to be rewritten someday, though.

  • OsmAnd

    OsmAnd

  • lutris

    Lutris desktop client

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