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Non-free SF on free systems

http://www.alfonsojimenez.com

"People are ignorant, but we already know that. As usual, I’ve read something really stupid on Twitter this morning. It said: I hope Apple will develop for everyone [every OS]. I think it would be one of the worst things to ever happen. Why do people want to install non-free software on free systems?

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Created by can.axis 5 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 50 weeks ago
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Does any open source media player stand a chance?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Gnash certainly hopes so. Gnash is an open source Flash player, being developed under the GPL. Currently available only for Linux versions such as embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, they’re working on a Windows port...The question is whether Adobe will let them go any further.

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Created by peacemaker 6 years 1 day ago – Made popular 6 years 18 hours ago
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Flash Fears of DRM

http://linuxhow2.com

Why Adobe needs to get their act together in better supporting Linux. With the possible inclusion of DRM in Flash, this might spell the end of Flash on Linux, and this certainly won't benefit either the Linux community or Adobe.

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Created by amazingkip 6 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 7 weeks ago
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Adobe Pushes DRM for Flash

http://www.gnashdev.org

Now Adobe, which controls Flash and Flash Video, is trying to change that with the introduction of DRM restrictions in version 9 of its Flash Player and version 3 of its Flash Media Server software. Instead of an ordinary web download, these programs can use a proprietary, secret Adobe protocol to talk to each other, encrypting the communication and locking out non-Adobe software players and video tools. We imagine that Adobe has no illusions that this will stop copyright infringement -- any more than dozens of other DRM systems have done so -- but the introduction of encryption does give Adobe and its customers a powerful new legal weapon against competitors and ordinary users through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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Created by waleed.saud 6 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 7 weeks ago
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Is public domain software open-source?

http://www.news.com

When writing earlier this week about Adobe's sponsoring of the SQLite project, I ran into a complicated issue: is software released into the public domain also open-source software?

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Created by giantrobot 6 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 7 weeks ago
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Adobe Pushes DRM for Flash

http://www.eff.org

"...Now Adobe, which controls Flash and Flash Video, is trying to change that with the introduction of DRM restrictions in version 9 of its Flash Player and version 3 of its Flash Media Server software. Instead of an ordinary web download, these programs can use a proprietary, secret Adobe protocol to talk to each other, encrypting the communication and locking out non-Adobe software players and video tools..."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 9 weeks ago
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Proprietary software is untrustworthy and harms society

http://www.digitalcitizen.info

"No matter how glib and sarcastic the proprietor, proprietary software denies users the freedoms to inspect, share, and modify the program. Users of Adobe’s proprietary Creative Suite software recently discovered that the program communicates over the network with a machine apparently owned by Omniture, a company that tracks web usage..."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 16 weeks ago
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The dark art of removing the Flash plugin from Firefox in Ubuntu Linux

http://www.insidesocal.com

But how to get rid of Flash? It's not so easy. Mozilla's help pages offer instructions on how to expunge Flash from Windows and Mac OS X, but nothing on getting rid of it in Linux. It's not an installed package, so Synaptic doesn't even know it's there. Apt-get also knows nothing. Why? Because it's hidden.

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Created by AndrewMin 6 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 46 weeks ago
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