Re: [LAU] Fwd: Changes to the WebM Open Source License

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To: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 10:33 pm

In light of all these announcements, it's strange that Adobe decided
to drop support for the linux 64 bit flash player (
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/64bit.html ).
Checking http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and
http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/ , now I find that i386 10.1.53.64
is the only Linux release .

It looks like alternative architectures and platforms are going to be
Flash's Achilles heel: especially w/ the diversity of platforms that
mobile solutions will bring. I hope the open source community exploits
this weakness and will rally to help kick Flash and Adobe to the curb.
Multiplatform support is exactly what the open-source community does
well (e.g. http://www.linaro.org/ ).

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash gives some more information on
the "hope" of WebM and the timeframe when said curb-kicking might
start:

> YouTube and WebM support

Actually, it appears this will be supported well before Fedora14. Recent updates
indicate gstreamer-plugins now support VP8: libvpx-0.9.0-5.fc12.x86_64
( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=593879 "Review Request:
libvpx - VP8 Video Codec SDK").

http://blogs.gnome.org/otte/2010/05/31/youtube-out-of-the-box/

........

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash#Installing_Gnash also points to
Gnash, which is unfortunately, hobbled by
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ForbiddenItems :

> Free alternatives to Adobe Flash

...........
Niels
http://nielsmayer.com

PS: Is there a "codec dynamic loader" for http://lame.sourceforge.net
, such that applications can be compiled once, and then, at load time,
dynamically load and support MP3 if the lame-libraries are present?
Seems like such a "meta-lame" package would solve all sorts of
problems, such as having to provide both "free" and never-up-to-date
"nonfree" versions of most audio editing software,
e.g.:audacity.x86_64 1.3.11-0.1.beta.fc12 @updates vs.
audacity-freeworld.x86_64 1.3.7-0.6.1.beta.fc11 rpmfusion-free.
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[LAU] Fwd: Changes to the WebM Open Source License, Niels Mayer, (Fri Jun 4, 8:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] Fwd: Changes to the WebM Open Source License, Louigi Verona, (Sun Jun 6, 6:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] Fwd: Changes to the WebM Open Source License, Niels Mayer, (Wed Jun 9, 11:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] Fwd: Changes to the WebM Open Source License, Niels Mayer, (Sat Jun 12, 10:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] Fwd: Changes to the WebM Open Source License, Philipp Überbacher, (Sun Jun 13, 1:11 am)
Re: [LAU] Fwd: Changes to the WebM Open Source License, Louigi Verona, (Sun Jun 13, 6:39 am)