[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Flash at Sugar Labs
wadetb at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 13:27:17 EST 2009
On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 12:07 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Wade Brainerd wrote:
>> I think the template should be built into and supported by the Sugar
>> dev team, rather than something that has to be copied around.
> I strongly disagree. We should send the clearest possible message that SWF,
> a language with no good free spec and no good free interpreter, is not
> recommended, even if it is supported. Software Freedom is a key part of the
> Sugar labs mission, both officially and in fact.
When the primary mission - educating the world's least served children
- comes into conflict with Software Freedom, which one wins? How do
you explain that to the deployments?
Anyway, this is such a gray area to be taking a stand in. We are
just talking about shipping and supporting a 200 line
Gnash-based-activity launcher script, which can also launch Adobe if
it happens to be installed.
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