[osflash] Flash and Linux
jtgrassie at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 04:38:09 EST 2006
Its a little odd. You can get a redistribution agreement for Mac and
PC via the macromedia site. This is also free. When it comes to Linux,
MM have always taken a slightly odd stance. Maybe this will change
with the acuisition. Lets hope so.
Also, lets hope that when new version of a player comes out, it is
released for *all* platforms at the same time. One of the most
important things is being able to target multiple platforms (write
once, run anywhere), but when there is such a big lag of releases for
the various platforms to bring the player up-to-date, 'write once, run
anywhere' becomes 'write once, in the future run anywhere' or 'write
multiple times, run anywhere'.
Linux is being used more and more in various sectors, so of course, us
developers either are already, or soon will be, being required to
offer our software to run on Linux. I feel if Adobe continue the same
stance as MM, dare I say it, we may at some point be forced to look at
On 2/3/06, Claus Wahlers <claus.wahlers at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >>Video kiosks is another area where linux is attractive ...
> > > By downloading Flash Player 7 for Linux this means you have accepted
> > > the terms of the End User License Agreement:
> > Does this apply to standalone projectors I wonder?
> is there a standalone projector for linux?
> > The other question I have is "Why?!". They give the player away for
> > free, and the license agreement almost certainly says they accept no
> > liability, so why should they care where it is used.
> again, they don't give away the player for free. they give away free
> beer, but it's only served in some pubs. all other pubs need to
> license their beer in order to be able to serve it for free. so if you
> own a kiosk chain and want to serve adobe flash beer there, you first
> need to buy a license. the reason they do that is that they want to
> earn money with their beer, so i really don't think that they don't
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