Written by Heiko Wundram (Beenic) on 02/11/08 08:40>>
> Am Montag, 11. Februar 2008 15:32:26 schrieb Erich Dollansky:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Reid Linnemann wrote:
>>> Written by James on 02/10/08 21:59>>
>>>
>>>> I just tried a portupgrade out and it failed on linux flashplugin.
>>>> Apparently, none of the file exist in the ftp repositories anymore. Any
>>>> idea what happened there?
>>>>
>>>> James
>>> from /usr/ports/UPDATING:
>>>
>>>
>>> 2006-04-08
>>>
>>> Affects: users of www/linux-flashplugin*
>>>
>>> Author: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>>
>>> Reason:
>>>   These ports have been removed because the End User License Agreement
>>>   explicitly forbids to run the Flash Player on FreeBSD.
>>>   For more details, see
>>>     http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/license/desktop/.
>> I could not find the word FreeBSD in the license agreement.
>>
>> BSD also does not appear there.
> 
> Read this (in the license agreement):
> 
> """...
> For the avoidance of doubt, no embedded or device versions of the above 
> operating systems, or any other operating systems, are included as Authorized 
> Operating Systems.
> ...
> 2.1    You may install and use the Software on a single desktop or laptop 
> computer that runs an Authorized Operating System. A license for the Software 
> may not be shared, installed or used concurrently on different computers.
> """
> 
> ...where "Authorized Operating Systems" is only Windows, Linux, Solaris and 
> Mac OS as defined before the initial sentence, and as such, there's no clause 
> that allows you to use the software on BSDs, and finally, that makes it 
> forbidden to use on BSDs.
> 
> This is another reason why Flash is bad, bad, bad. Am I repeating myself?
> 

There appears to be an echo in this room....

FWIW, should you accidentally comment out the "RESTRICTED" declaration
in the port Makefile, and the plugin tarball mysteriously materialize in
/usr/ports/distfiles, you could perhaps accidentally install the port
and put yourself in violation of the license (you naughty boy you).

I couldn't find the flashplugin-7 tarball anywhere, but the
flashplugin-9 tarball is at
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
(so you can download it for your linux machines, duh ;) )
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