Adobe opens Flash--How much?
C. Scott Ananian
cscott at laptop.org
Thu May 1 13:46:53 EDT 2008
2008/5/1 Carol Lerche <cafl at msbit.com>:
> What the adobe announcement includes other than removing restrictions on
> using the specs and protocols is the ability (apparently) to distribute
> "adobe flash player for devices" and "adobe AIR for devices" for free.
> Since the flash player is a lightweight implementation that incorporates
> codecs, the question I have, is whether this permits the XO to incorporate
> this lightweight flash player compatible with content available on the net
> in the base build? If so, let's do it. Here is an ideal example where we
> should not be purists. The following document compares what is in the
> "flash lite" player relative to Flash 8 and 9 for PCs.
I believe gnash already outperforms "flash lite", which is
more-or-less Flash 7, if I understand correctly. Rob can confirm/deny
this. I don't think there would be much advantage to be had here.
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