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Re: [Gnash-dev] Re: OLPC 767 Gnash 0.8.3 + Flash developer perspective

From: Bastiaan Jacques
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Re: OLPC 767 Gnash 0.8.3 + Flash developer perspective
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 07:12:15 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: Alpine 1.00 (DEB 882 2007-12-20)

I have to ask this question, although I should note that I'm an outsider.

Why should we contribute to OLPC when OLPC has already agreed to using
Microsoft's software and apparently has no (moral) objections to using
Adobe's software?

To me (again, as an outsider) it seems to me that OLPC has generated a
*huge* free software development momentum, and a massive amount of work
was completed in order to let a giant software stack run cleanly and
quickly on the OLPC. Now OLPC has decided to throw the majority of that
work out of the window (pun not intended) in favour of a proprietary
solution from a vendor that has apparently discovered a new part of
the world to enslave.

To me, it seems like whatever work might be done to get Gnash working
nicely on the OLPC is going to be thrown away almost as soon as it
might potentially be finished. So, I ask, why contribute?


On Tue, 7 Oct 2008, Carlos Nazareno wrote:

Wonderful! Glad to have gotten in touch with you guys. Hope to
coordinate with you guys more. And please, if any of you are
interested in OLPC dev, please do participate and maybe help with and

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