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 ;) ) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"