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Re: [gNewSense-users] Playing Youtube videos from Totem .

From: Dmitry Samoyloff
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Playing Youtube videos from Totem .
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 01:14:03 +0300
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Jason Self wrote:
> > Why it couldn't be Gnash?
> The primary reason not to support Flash is that Flash is not a
> standard.

Yes, I see. I'd never suggest someone to use Flash technology in a new Web 
projects. The main disagreement between us is whether *watching* videos using 
Gnash is a "sin". I think, if connecting to and using their player 
counts somehow as my endorsement of their technology, then I should avoid 
doing that. The point is to avoid "voting" for that technology accepting it. 
Anyway, I think it's better to use free Gnash in a free OS to watch patent-
encumbered video file (especially outside USA and Japan), than to watch OGG 
video using a strictly proprietary iPhone/iPod, defective by nature ;-)

> Adobe's Open Screen Project may have confused people into thinking
> that the Flash specification is totally open.

[Lots of interesting stuff skipped]

Thanks for this detailed information! Everyone should read this as an answer 
to the question "why to avoid Flash". I remember that ugly incident with RTMPE 
and SourceForge :-(

Regards, Dmitry Samoyloff

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