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

Tim Greening-Jackson timgreeningjackson at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 05:57:28 PST 2006

> -----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).

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