[osflash] on using the word "Flash" in your projects...
aral at ariaware.com
Fri Apr 21 08:09:45 EDT 2006
This is just so wrong. You've created an amazingly useful tool that not
only provides a fix for the Eolas issue but also provides a superior
method of embedding SWFs inside HTML pages. Adobe's thank-you should not
be to have their legal department contact you to change its name.
If this is Adobe's new policy, I hope that there will be some guidelines
posted to make their position public so we can all remove the word
"Flash" from our various community sites and open source projects.
I guess FlashAnt would become SwfAnt and OSFlash, OSSWF?
Is SWF not a trademark too?
What a royal waste of time and resources.
Geoff Stearns wrote:
> Just a sort of word of warning...
> Adobe recently asked me to rename my FlashObject script to something
> else because of trademark/legal issues. They are trying to protect
> their 'Flash' trademark, and apparently macromedia was a bit more
> relaxed about these things than Adobe is.
> So a word of warning to you all who use 'Flash' in the name of your
> projects - you might want to think about changing it.
> more details here:
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