Travis Newbury wrote:
> Do you want the player to be open source? Adobe (and Macromedia
> before them) have always given out the specs for creating SWF files.
The SWF specs have been published, but:
1. You need to agree to a fairly restrictive licence,
promising not to use them to build a competing
2. FLV is not included in the published specs.
The Flash Player is only available for Windows 98 and above, Mac OS X
and x86 versions of Linux, and because of the restrictions on the spec
licence, third parties can't use it to produce players for other
platforms -- they need to reverse engineer the format instead, making
it effectively no better than a closed, proprietary format.
Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
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