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Re: to autodownload or not to autodownload



On Sat, Feb 09, 2008 at 11:21:30AM +0100, Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek wrote:
>
> OSS-Flash players are not good equivalent of closed source. They're not 
> worth trying.

You are missing the philosophy of free software. Instead of complaining
that they are not good enough and use proprietary stuff you should start
a free software project or help improve the existing ones by becoming a
tester and developper. 'They're not worth trying' is especially off
base. They are worth helping. The point of free software developpement 
is less using (and be a 'free rider') than contributing to the 'public good' 
production.

As for the free flash players, they are steadily improving. swfdec is not
that bad and the gnash cvs version has improved alot. It doesn't run
flash 8 but is much more usable.

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Pat


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