they have stopped development of The Open Shop Channel
You can see the most popular applications downloaded through Homebrew Browser [http://www.codemii.com/hbbstats.php here.]
'''Note: The Open Shop Channel is a project to revive the Homebrew Browser. The link to the Homebrew Browser download currently links to there. If you want the old Homebrew Browser, you can get it at http://www2.codemii.com/wiihomebrew/homebrew_browser_v0.3.9e.zip, but you need to edit settings.xml and change "setting_server" from 0 to 1 to make it use the backup server.'''