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[7]: I don't get it
by lucas_maximus on Mon 1st Aug 2011 21:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I don't get it"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

We were talking about going to the official site to download software, that includes the official site of Firefox, not web pages that, for example, say "Download Firefox there". Also people must beware if Firefox says that one site asks for the "FIash plug-in" [let's notice it's not "Flash", but "FIash", with a capital "i"] and people click to install it, because sometimes the plug-in it's a surprise, like the trojan horse one.


Well this is down to common sense isn't it.

Anyway it is standard practice to give a link to flash if the player isn't installed/enabled. I am not just leave a gaping hole on my webpage with no explaination to user as to why they aren't seeing what they are expecting.

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