what happened to linuxflashplugin?
Heiko Wundram (Beenic)
wundram at beenic.net
Mon Feb 11 14:40:42 UTC 2008
Am Montag, 11. Februar 2008 15:32:26 schrieb Erich Dollansky:
> Reid Linnemann wrote:
> > Written by James on 02/10/08 21:59>>
> >> I just tried a portupgrade out and it failed on linux flashplugin.
> >> Apparently, none of the file exist in the ftp repositories anymore. Any
> >> idea what happened there?
> >> James
> > from /usr/ports/UPDATING:
> > 2006-04-08
> > Affects: users of www/linux-flashplugin*
> > Author: hrs at FreeBSD.org
> > Reason:
> > These ports have been removed because the End User License Agreement
> > explicitly forbids to run the Flash Player on FreeBSD.
> > For more details, see
> > http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/license/desktop/.
> I could not find the word FreeBSD in the license agreement.
> BSD also does not appear there.
Read this (in the license agreement):
For the avoidance of doubt, no embedded or device versions of the above
operating systems, or any other operating systems, are included as Authorized
2.1 You may install and use the Software on a single desktop or laptop
computer that runs an Authorized Operating System. A license for the Software
may not be shared, installed or used concurrently on different computers.
...where "Authorized Operating Systems" is only Windows, Linux, Solaris and
Mac OS as defined before the initial sentence, and as such, there's no clause
that allows you to use the software on BSDs, and finally, that makes it
forbidden to use on BSDs.
This is another reason why Flash is bad, bad, bad. Am I repeating myself?
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