Flash Player on FreeBSD
mv at thebeastie.org
Mon Apr 10 07:41:04 UTC 2006
Michael Vince wrote:
> Jeff Cross wrote:
>> I have seen a number of e-mails lately about a petition for having a
>> native Flash Player for the FreeBSD operating system. I have noticed
>> that the flashplayer* plugin has been removed from the ports tree and I
>> understand why. But, what needs to happen to allow FreeBSD users to use
>> the Flash Player plugin?
>> I just saw where Verizon and Adobe have come to an agreement to allow
>> Verizon to put the Flash Player on their mobile phones.
>> Would it be possible to approach Adobe about getting this kind of
>> agreement for FreeBSD? I mean, their EULA says the software can't be
>> used on the Windows XP Media Center operating system (unless I have
>> misread this, please correct me if I'm wrong). There are a number of
>> laptops coming out now with the Media Center OS on them. Don't you
>> think they run Flash Player on them?
>> I'm not trying to kick a dead horse here. Like I said earlier, I know
>> this has been discussed time and time again. But, I thoroughly enjoy
>> using FreeBSD. I rarely boot in to Windows any more. As much as I hate
>> to admit it, it just feels natural to visit a Flash enabled web site and
>> have it work on FreeBSD. Even though I don't visit that many (on
>> purpose anyway), when I do I like to see what I visited the site to see,
>> even if that happens to be Flash enabled content.
>> I'm sure I'm not as smart as most of you guys, and don't claim to be,
>> but I am willing to help!
>> Jeff Cross
> I believe the only way this is going to happen is probably the same
> way Verizon got theres and thats with handing over money.
> I think if some one asked how much money it would cost to get
> Macromedia/Adobe to port/create a flash player they might tell us say
> This could easily be reached since other fund raises for FreeBSD have
> accumulated large amounts of money pretty fast.
> I talked about this in mid March for the FreeBSD Java project on this
> mailing list as I noticed that Andre Oppermann fund raise was
> obviously quite successful.
> Also Colin Percival did a fund raise less then a week ago got his
> target of $15,000 Canadian in less then a week just to rewrite 2
> programs which are already fully functional.
BTW I forgot to list Colins web site just FYI.
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