Flash viewer for FBSD

Jerry gesbbb at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 5 22:53:13 UTC 2010

On Fri, 5 Mar 2010 18:54:40 +0100
C. P. Ghost <cpghost at cordula.ws> articulated:

> Of course, it's all a matter of personal tastes, likes and dislikes.
> I'd rather have a native flash plugin for FreeBSD/amd64 too (Firefox
> and Opera), but this is unlikely in the near future, knowing the
> miserable track record of Adobe's FreeBSD "support". ;-)

There are dozens of utility programs available for Windows that I would
love to have available on FreeBSD; however, that just is not going to
happen. I have personally contacted the authors of several of these
programs and have been told that they have no intention in investing
countless time and money on a product that they would never be able to
make a profit on. My absolute favorite password manager/generator
"RoboForm", said that they would probably never invest in a *.nix
version. They couldn't see how they could generate a profit doing so.
Plus, I was told that due to the number of 'flavors' that *.nix/BSD
comes in, writing and support would be enormous. However, they said
they would keep it in mind.

Adobe, a commercial entity, obviously feels that the cost of
supporting the FreeBSD community is not a financially prudent business
venture. In the finally analysis, it is their product to do with as
they see fit, unless the socialist EC starts to stick their fascist
nose into someone else's business. Adobe never stated that they would
support FreeBSD; at least as far as I can tell. That would sort of
eliminate any pseudo "Breach of Contract" accusation against them.

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