On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 04:15:23PM -0700, Vayu wrote: > On Wednesday 12 April 2006 15:20, Bob Johnson wrote: > > On 4/12/06, Kris Kennaway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 02:11:12PM -0400, Andy Reitz wrote: > > > > On Wed, 12 Apr 2006, Ashley Moran wrote: > > > > > > > > > On Wednesday 12 April 2006 15:15, you wrote: > > > > > > I forwarded this license issue to an engineer I know there. His > > > > > > response was positive. We'll have to see how it goes with their > > > > > > management and legal. > > > > > > I lost track of the above email, but keep portmgr@ and the port > > > maintainer in the loop with developments on this front. > > > > > > > I submitted a query to Adobe customer support via their web site. The > > reply I got stated in part: > > > > "Please note that Flash Player 8 is not supported in FreeBSD, thus it > > not mentioned on the End User License Agreement that Flash Player can > > download 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 Flash Player." > > > > I have replied to them to point out that this statement is incorrect, > > that FreeBSD is entirely capable of running Flash Player, but FreeBSD > > users such as I are now prohibited from using Adobe products. I asked > > them if they want me to stop using it -- it will be interesting to see > > what they say. > > > > I also pointed out that if that was not their intent, they should > > consider changing the wording of the EULA. I think that if everyone > > who is speculating about this on this list were instead to submit > > their requests for clarification (not threats) to Adobe's customer > > support, it might get some attention from Adobe. > > > > What email address did you use?
This is ONLY a what-if question. If you run linux emulation...(I think its red hat 8.0 in the ports), install linux-opera, down load the linux flash player from http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/alternates/#fp (version 7.x) and copy certain files like *.xpt and *.so to the /usr/X11R6/share/linux-opera/plugins directory. Go the the Opera menu on top..."Tools", then "preferences" then "advanced" then "content" then "enable plugins", have it search for new plugins. You're set... Basically you are running linux red hat and the web site does support linux to a certain extent. I think as long as you do not make it into a Freebsd port and distributed...it should be ok...I am NOT a lawyer! -- FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE i386 GENERIC _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"