Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Mar 2009 22:41 UTC
General Development Recently, a new browser war has erupted all over the internet, with various browsers making massive improvements in each release to trumpet those made by others. While Firefox certainly ignited this new browser war, Chrome is the one who started the JavaScript war. The first release of Google's web browser came with a brand new JavaScript engine that was a lot faster than those of its competitors, forcing them to improve their JavaScript performance as well. This whole JS thing has gotten to the heads of the folks at Google, and they've created a site for experiments which show off the power of JS.
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RE[5]: High CPU
by arpan on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 06:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: High CPU"
arpan
Member since:
2006-07-30

So the license allows you to create and play the files. Meaning you are basically allowed to do the same thing that Adobe does. Adobe Flash creates Flash files, and the player plays them back, but swf files aren't meant to be decoded.

Why would you need to decode the files?

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RE[6]: High CPU
by ba1l on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 13:04 in reply to "RE[5]: High CPU"
ba1l Member since:
2007-09-08

OK, apparently they changed the license.

It used to specifically disallow using the spec to implement any kind of player. It was also missing all kinds of stuff, like a description of RTMP and AMF, which would have been needed to implement a compatible player, or compatible server software.

Now, it just has the rather odd contradiction of being freely available from their website, with terms attached prohibiting any kind of distribution or reproduction. Otherwise, it looks like it might actually be a useful reference.

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