[linux-audio-user] flash 9 beta

Rob lau at kudla.org
Thu Oct 19 18:31:40 EDT 2006


On Thursday 19 October 2006 17:59, Leonard "paniq" Ritter wrote:
> if i remember correctly macromedia's flash licence doesn't
> cover making player derivatives. you can create content
> creation tools, but not players. i'm not sure tho. i just
> heard that.

No, you're right, the official Flash specification is only 
available to developers who agree not to make competing players.  
Luckily for us, though, Gnash is a clean-room implementation as 
far as I can tell.

Gnash isn't the first attempt at a free flash player, just the 
one that's gotten the furthest along (though I can't verify that 
right now because it requires OpenGL and my tablet running 
Ubuntu from Emperorlinux currently can't do GLX and the pen 
stuff simultaneously.)

http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/

Rob


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