Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jan 2006 19:25 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source GNU is actively developing Gnash, an open source Flash movie player distributed under the GPL license. Based on GameSWF, Gnash will eventually provide complete support for SWF version 7 compliant Flash movies. Implemented with OpenGL and libxml2, Gnash will be avilable as a standalone Flash player, and as a Firefox plug-in. In order to avoid any potential intellectual property conflicts, the Gnash developers are not using any Macromedia tools to facilitate faster development. Instead of reverse engineering Macromedia technologies, the Gnash developers are basing their implementation on the SWF specification.
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What a waste
by anand78 on Thu 26th Jan 2006 19:50 UTC
anand78
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2005-07-07

This is one thing I don't like about Opensource. Duplication, what is wrong with working with GPL Flash and improving on that. Why reinvent wheel every time and give it a wierd name GWheel.

http://www.swift-tools.net/Flash/

Edited 2006-01-26 19:51

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RE: What a waste
by FooBarWidget on Sat 28th Jan 2006 17:01 in reply to "What a waste"
FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

And I suppose closed source software prevents duplication? There ain't no tons of Photoshop clones, are there? Paint Shop Pro doesn't exist, right? And there is only one single closed source text editor, right? And only 1 closed source HTML editor, right?

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