Wanted: Flash player for <browser_of_choice>....

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Apr 12 22:45:10 UTC 2006

On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 06:20:26PM -0400, Bob Johnson wrote:
> On 4/12/06, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 02:11:12PM -0400, Andy Reitz wrote:
> > > On Wed, 12 Apr 2006, Ashley Moran wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Wednesday 12 April 2006 15:15, you wrote:
> > > > > I forwarded this license issue to an engineer I know there. His
> > > > > response was positive. We'll have to see how it goes with their
> > > > > management and legal.
> >
> > I lost track of the above email, but keep portmgr@ and the port
> > maintainer in the loop with developments on this front.
> >
> I submitted a query to Adobe customer support via their web site.  The
> reply I got stated in part:
> "Please note that Flash Player 8 is not supported in FreeBSD, thus it
> not mentioned on the End User License Agreement that Flash Player can
> download and installed on the operating system.  It is not that the
> web player is prohibited in FreeBSD, but the operating system itself
> is not compatible with Flash Player."
> I have replied to them to point out that this statement is incorrect,
> that FreeBSD is entirely capable of running Flash Player, but FreeBSD
> users such as I are now prohibited from using Adobe products.  I asked
> them if they want me to stop using it -- it will be interesting to see
> what they say.
> I also pointed out that if that was not their intent, they should
> consider changing the wording of the EULA.  I think that if everyone
> who is speculating about this on this list were instead to submit
> their requests for clarification (not threats) to Adobe's customer
> support, it might get some attention from Adobe.

Let's just wait to see what they say first, it could be irritating if
dozens of people suddenly start asking the same questions.


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