Free software on proprietary formats ?

Odile Bénassy obenassy at
Sun Nov 21 11:53:33 UTC 2004

On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 11:36:12 +0000
MJ Ray <mjr at> wrote:

> On 2004-11-21 00:54:00 +0000 Odile Bénassy <obenassy at> wrote:
> > What do you think of a so called free software based on Flash ?
> > If it is free, the sources must be given. What about source files written in 
> > a proprietary (flash) format ?
> It is difficult. The SWF format actually seems to be readable, although the official specifications might be under a NDA. Several free software tools can produce SWF - of course, the sources to make those produce a particular flash file is an easy tool.
> I thought you didn't usually directly write the flash SWF format, but used some authoring tool which has project source files? If you have a particular case in mind, that may be easier for people to discuss.

« Ces sources sont modifiables librement et gratuitement conformément aux termes de la licence <a href="">GPL</a>. »

> Some AFFS supporters have been wrestling with the flash problem and keeping notes at which may give you more information.

ok, thanks

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