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Re: Developing flash on debian

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 12:54:39PM -0700 or thereabouts, Paul Johnson wrote:
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> "S.D.A." <dallan@rogers.com> writes:
> > BTW Flash technology is OPEN Source, it's NOT proprietary. Too much is said
> > that's not accurate regarding Flash.
> You're going to have to back that up.  Last I checked, Macromedia held
> all the strings to Flash, the open source plugins being a
> reverse-engineering trick.

Paul, that's what the http://www.openswf.org/ website is all about. Macromedia
released the source to Flash 6. There is no need to reverse engineer. They tend
to keep the current version under wraps, however.

See here for the offical press release;


This all started in 1998. Macromedia was smart about it.

  Monday Sep 20 2004 04:41:01 PM EDT
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