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?

#31 GIF format is copyrighted/owned by Compuserve/AOL

by Kovu <>

Friday January 7th, 2000 9:08 AM

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GIF format is copyrighted/owned by Compuserve (now AOL). They haven't messed with anybody about it, and honestly probably wouldn't, but PNG was developed specifically for this reason -- to wean the Internet from GIF.