Writing Flash Driver

Benjamin M. A'Lee bma+lists at subvert.org.uk
Wed Oct 24 07:01:01 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 07:47:56AM -0500, icantthinkofone wrote:
> Svein Halvor Halvorsen wrote:
>> icantthinkofone wrote:
>>> My naive question is, what is involved with creating an open source 
>>> driver for flash for freebsd?  Is it a legal issue?  Or does it take more 
>>> time than anyone has to give?  Or is it just too difficult to do without 
>>> help from Adobe?
>> http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/
>> It can even play youtube.
> Does that in any way answer the question?

Yes. Obviously it's not a legal issue, as it's been done. Likewise,
it's not so difficult as to require help from Adobe, as it's been
done without such help.

As I understand it, it's mostly a case of time and effort - working
through as many different Flash files as possible, working out what
they're doing, and implementing the support for it.

Benjamin A'Lee <bma at subvert.org.uk>
"I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and
photographers." - Mahatma Gandhi
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