Chad Gross wrote:

Hello all,

This is the letter that Macromedia support sent back to me. We now
have documentation which allows us to put the Flash plugin back in
ports.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Service <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Apr 24, 2006 5:55 PM
Subject: Macromedia Customer Service Request [8542731]
To: Chad Gross <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>


Hi Chad,

Thank you for contacting Customer Service at Macromedia, now part of
Adobe Systems.

I understand your feedback on the compatibility of Flash Player on BSD.

Please note that Flash Player is not supported in FreeBSD, thus it not
mentioned on the End User License Agreement that Flash Player can be
downloaded and installed on the operating system.  It is not that the
web player is prohibited in FreeBSD, but the operating system itself
is not compatible with Player.

Please note that it is your option whether to install Flash Player on
your FreeBSD; however, please note that we cannot provide you with any
technical support, warranties or remedies for the software, although
it is clearly stated on the End User License Agreement, the only
authorized operating systems where you may download and install Flash
Player.

To view the System Requirements of Flash Player, you may go to:

http://www.macromedia.com/software/flashplayer/productinfo/systemreqs/
Its interesting that you can't run Flash inside Linux inside FreeBSD emulation. I mean does it matter what level you are at? The Linux emulation are a rather complete linux binary install simply because the host operating system is different shouldn't make it illegal. If I run flash player from inside Windows XP from FreeBSD as host via a emulator such as Bochs or VMware does this mean I am still breaking the law? I don't see any difference its the exact same thing, although its a slightly different emulation method its still not being used via the master host OS that they allow.

So technically if follow their rules if you run FreeBSD inside windows XP via VMware you should be allowed to run the flash player.

Mike



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