Flash Petition (Was Re: FreeBSD as a Desktop Article)

Andrew L. Gould algould at datawok.com
Wed Jan 11 06:28:18 PST 2006

On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 13:57:28 -0000
Tim Greening-Jackson <timgreeningjackson at gmail.com> wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-advocacy at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> > advocacy at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Andrew L. Gould
> > Sent: 09 January 2006 14:12
> > To: Nikolas Britton
> > Cc: freebsd-advocacy at freebsd.org; speedydemon at shadowdev.org; bor;
> > Frank Laszlo; Kövesdán Gá@FreeBSD.ORG
> > Subject: Re: Flash Petition (Was Re: FreeBSD as a Desktop Article)
> > 
> > How about a campaign where every time a FreeBSD user comes across a
> > Flash website, he/she sends the webmaster an email stating that we
> > can't see their content because Flash is not available for
> > FreeBSD?  I wonder if we could generate a noticeable volume.
> Well, I suppose if you wanted to be super-sneaky/smart, it's fairly
> easy to write a web-crawler that would recurse its way through the
> whole interweb thing noting those sites with flash and then
> automatically mailing the webmaster. You could do it in about 10
> lines of Python (note I am NOT offering to do this - it's merely a
> suggestion).

Hmm...thanks for the suggestion; but no.  I would like sincere
consideration by Macromedia for a FreeBSD port of Flash.  The least I
can do is maintain my own sincerity/integrity.


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