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That's assuming that what they said was said truthfully and not under the threat of a loaded gun. Opera the company shows signs of being on track be acquired (with the founder reportedly selling part of his shares to not have a majority stake anymore [1]) and management would probably like to minimize dissent and bad press.

[1] http://gigaom.com/2013/02/12/opera-founder-sells-shares-pote...

What are you talking about? Loaded gun?

Are you seriously suggesting that the company is using threats of physical violence to shut former employees up?

Who cares about the founder? He previously said he wouldn't necessarily block an acquisition. And if Opera wanted to be acquired, why are they doing business like usual, and even buying up other companies?

Obviously it's a metaphorical loaded gun.

A metaphor for what? What's the loaded gun?

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