BSD + Adobe Flash News Item

Matt Olander matt at
Wed Apr 18 17:36:30 UTC 2007

Marc Fonvieille wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 08:59:45AM -0700, Matt Olander wrote:
>> While Adobe hasn't agreed to port Flash to FreeBSD (yet!), they have 
>> agreed to re-distribution of the Flash player. I obtained 2 separate 
>> re-distribution agreements, one for PC-BSD and one for the FreeBSD 
>> Foundation.
>> The lead Flash Product Manager at Adobe, Emmy Huang, who is also a 
>> strong open source advocate, was a great help to me getting this far and 
>> she will be blogging about this shortly.
>> In the meantime, here's the very simple press release for PC-BSD/Flash:
> Which Flash player version is concerned?  7.X I assume?

7 and 9, and I believe there's a clause for future versions until we're 
notified otherwise but it's been so long since I reviewed the agreement, 
I'll have to go back over it. Adobe has an entire process in place to 
get agreements signed, and it's not exactly fast.


Matt Olander
CTO, iXsystems - "Servers for Open Source"
Public Relations, The FreeBSD Project
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