Bug#467324: include gnash in desktop?
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 04:41:07PM +0100, Alexander Sack wrote:
> So for the time being, its looks far better to put the work into
> something that provides users with a superior user experience; for
> instance, superior by choice (like what the plugin finder improvement
> would do); grow the user base and once we are mature enough to have
> real power, throw in our weight to finally free the world.
Btw, in case you really think by partnering with Adobe we'll somehow gain
enough weight to later liberate ourselves, you have to see what is coming:
"Users may also have to upgrade their Flash Player software (and open
source alternatives like Gnash, which has been making rapid progress,
may be unable to play the encrypted streams at all)"
Scary, really scary. While we discuss about tools that give user the choice
of giving up on freedom, Adobe prepares their next strike. Either we gain
critical mass of NON-ADOBE flash real soon, or we're screwed.
<GPLv2> I know my rights; I want my phone call!
<DRM> What use is a phone call… if you are unable to speak?
(as seen on /.)