Nortel LearniT animations (Seth Woodworth)

Bryan Berry bryan.berry at
Mon Mar 24 11:02:52 EDT 2008

> Can these modules be recoded for Gnash? I don't see this as an either/or.

Frankly I don't have the time for this, preparing for a deployment is
extremely time-consuming. If I were to recode them, I fear I would find
a whole new set of flash-based materials that would need to be recoded. 

On Mon, 2008-03-24 at 00:58 -0700, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 7:41 PM, Bryan Berry <bryan.berry at> wrote:
> > Edward Cherlin Wrote:
> >  > That might be the quickest strategy, but I don't agree that it is the best.
> >  >
> >  > * Gnash needs funding and developers. Let's do it. Rob Savoye says, as
> >  > I understand it, that more codecs have been cracked but not coded for.
> >  > Rob, can we get the list? Is there a roadmap for implementation? I
> >  > didn't see it in any of the obvious places.
> >
> >  Sugar needs more developers, the XS needs more developers and resources,
> >  this project as a whole needs a lot more resources.
> >
> >  There are a lot of awesome flash-based modules for magnetism,
> >  electricity, math, and basic science. Flash is pervasive in educational
> >  courseware development. We shouldn't make kids wait until we come up
> >  with a completely free alternative to Flash.
> Can these modules be recoded for Gnash? I don't see this as an either/or.
> I am willing to discuss bundling Flash on the XO if Adobe will give us
> a license. I am willing to work out an easy download process if not.
> Regardless of that we need to finish Gnash, and get as many Flash
> videos as possible recoded for Gnash. Different people can choose
> which of those paths to work on, if they like.
> >  One aspect of this project is that kids can discover things on their
> >  own. If we have very limited flash support we are limiting what kids can
> >  discover to works that we have transcoded or Gnash fully supports.
> >
> >  OLPC can't bundle flash into their images but they can make it
> >  significantly easier for deployment teams to add it as an .xo bundle
> >  just as we currently add custom activity bundles.
> >
> >  I agree that the long-term strategy should be to support Gnash and/or
> >  get Adobe to open up their Flash player. But we have pilots running now
> >  and kids that want to learn science, mathematics, English, etc. Let's
> >  not make them wait.
> >
> >  Bryan
> >  Kathmandu
> We seem to agree on the principles, and we can recruit for each of the
> alternatives.

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