Linked by V. Deseinture on Fri 29th Jul 2011 20:50 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Unlike Apple and Microsoft, and despite numerous demands from their users, Linux distributions have been traditionally unable to directly ship the popular Adobe Flash Player with their packages, due to the closed source nature of the software and the restrictive license chosen by Adobe. While it does seems shorter than a regular EULA made by Microsoft with all the legalese that goes with it, it does still restrict redistribution in most cases, and the FAQ seemed to be clear about that point.
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by SlackerJack on Sat 30th Jul 2011 10:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
SlackerJack
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Maybe for mainstream Linux but not general Linux distros with have FOSS at their heart. The distro breaks is principles by shipping proprietary software. A simple solution would be to make Flash and such software easy to install, which the likes of Ubuntu and openSUSE do.

Fedora will never do it but they're fine with that and so am I.

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