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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RE: I don't get it - package it as an addon
by jabbotts on Sat 30th Jul 2011 12:25 UTC in reply to "I don't get it"
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Right now, flash is delivered as an installer that drops a browser addon into your system. It should be packaged like a proper addon and delivered through FF/Chrome addon sites and IE option to install on first use.

No distro specific package format.
Easy install by user regardless of os.
Inclusion into an existing auto-update system.
No more issue between distributions and licenses.

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