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Macromedia to Open Flash Player Source

Thursday January 6th, 2000

Tekhir writes, "Well, Macromedia is open sourcing their Flash player and file format [according to this BeNews story]. It would be interesting to see if this could/should be intergrated into Mozilla. Can you imagine if people started making the UI out of Flash 4. Or better yet borrowing its alpha transparency layer. There are a lot of cool effects that one can do with Flash."

Should Flash be integrated into Mozilla? Or should their tasty, optimized vector-drawing code be cannibalized for the inevitable SVG implementation?


#17 its not opensource

by frb

Thursday January 6th, 2000 4:23 PM

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If you check their faq, the spec for the file is free, but the source is only going to be Available for free, not under any of the useful free licenses. This faq has been around for at least a month now, and I'm surprised no one else noticed it.

<http://www.macromedia.com…sh/open/faq/contents.html>