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License concerns[edit]

Isn't Gnash illegal? SWF says 'implementing software that plays the format is disallowed by the specification's license.' Jibjibjib 06:57, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

The Gnash FAQ [1] says:

Q: In which countries is the MacroMedia EULA valid?
A: Probably none, your mileage may vary...

So I guess they just ignore it. -- intgr 12:08, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Good question. I am going to do a little research into this. Bstone 16:19, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Well, they also gave me the same answer on their IRC channel. -- intgr 17:15, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Gnash was developed with a clean room focus, and none of the developers on the Gnash team have ever agreed to this license, as none of us has ever installed the Adobe tools. It did make development more difficult in the beginning, but we rely on our users to tell us what the commercial player does, and then we work on Gnash till everyone is happy. 89.22.24.205 11:26, 29 December 2006 (UTC) Rob Savoye
IANAL or a Gnash developer, but I have never signed such a EULA, and here in Europe, Inoperability and competition is taken very seriously, just look at how well Microsoft's attempts to stop inoperability have gone down in the European courts. Zeth 00:15, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
As of today (1-May-2008), Adobe has announced and released the SWF and FLV specifications WITHOUT license restrictions, as part of their "Open Screen Project" (see http://www.adobe.com/openscreenproject/ ) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.7.171.216 (talk) 20:24, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Citation needed?[edit]

Some other free-software programs, such as Mplayer or VLC can play FLV if the file is specially downloaded or piped to it.[citation needed]

How the heck is a citation supposed to be provided? They just can. You can download the player and play some FLV files to verify this. - Sikon 06:44, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html, perhaps? --Tgoose 19:15, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Gnash-logo.png[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 17:23, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Fixed, AFAICT. --Gronky (talk) 14:31, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Do you really care? The Free Software Foundation is not going to sue you for copyright violations unless you use free software source code in non-free software. They are the Free Software Foundation, they exist to support sharing. this image is probably under the GPL. FSF would probably be sad you don't understand the meaning of Freedom. This is ridiculous. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.49.191.154 (talk) 16:08, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Given that the issue was fixed three years ago, why are you targeting this now? CüRlyTüRkeyTalkContribs 21:29, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Comparison[edit]

How does it compare to swfdec?--Imz (talk) 14:06, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Public Domain?[edit]

According to the article, "code developed by the Gnash project which might be useful in GameSWF is placed in the public domain." And yet, according to the mailing list post cited, "We're forking the code and pushing foward. New code for Gnash will be licensed under the GPL." It says the Gnash developers "can" contribute bugfixes to the public domain project, but nowhere does it state that this is an explicit policy. In fact, their announcement of a fork implies that helping to maintain the public domain codebase is precisely what they don't intend to do. PCM2 (talk) 22:43, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Developers[edit]

The list of developers is out-of-date and partly incorrect: see http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~gnash/gnash/trunk/annotate/head%3A/AUTHORS and https://www.ohloh.net/p/gnash/contributors 85.181.94.101 (talk) 10:41, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Rob Savoye is maintainer, not "lead developer". 85.181.94.101 (talk) 10:43, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

play v. play back[edit]

Is there a difference between "playing" and "playing back", as it seems in the article? If yes, it should be explained or referred to.--Henri de Solages (talk) 15:03, 5 March 2010 (UTC)