Flash Player 9 on OpenMoko?

Nils Faerber nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Thu Mar 22 14:33:28 CET 2007

Christian F.K. Schaller schrieb:
> Gnash would probably be of no interest to any shipping a commercial
> product as the GPL license of it will conflict with enabling mp3 and
> flash video support. swfdec is LGPL though so as long as the mp3 and
> flash video support comes from external libraries it will be fine.

Hmm... I do not see any problem here.
You could use GStreamer for that which can have commercially licensed
codecs and which in itself is LGPL and can be linked to the application
without any licensing problem.

And even if you would implement the codecs in the player then you still
have no problem e.g. with MP3 and many others. The problem is not the
sourcecode but the license for usage. There are free codecs for MP3 and
other around, in terms of sourcecode. But you may, due to darn sotware
patents, not be allowed to actually use them - especially not in a
commercial product.
You would "just" have to buy a license which will only allow you to use
the technology. This has nothing to do with the concrete implementation,
which is actually up to you.

For GStreamer, Fluendo sells license packs for the most common audio and
video codecs - thanks to Fluendo!

> Christian
  nils faerber

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