Re: New module decisions for 2.22

Brian Cameron <Brian.Cameron <at> Sun.COM> writes:

> Section 3a seems of the "Adobe SWF and FLV File Format Specification
> License Agreement" seems to be pretty clear that the specification
> does not allow additional client programs, players, etc. to use
> the format.  Even if this has been implemented by reverse-engineering
> or clean-room techniques, then this may require some legal review
> to ensure that this was done appropriately to avoid legal issue down
> the road for GNOME.  Has this been done?
I'm aware that this specification exists and that the Swfdec developers are not
allowed to use it. Which is what we have done. However, I am not a lawyer, so I
cannot say if that restriction is legal, nor if not reading that document is
enough to not cause problems.

So in short: Nothing has been done.
If you think this is necessary and want to do that, feel free to contact
swfdec lists freedesktop org or me. I'd be very happy if I could answer this
question with "a lawyer has told me ..." the next time it comes up.


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