Adobe make Flash scripting Free Software with Mozilla Foundation

MJ Ray mjr at
Tue Nov 7 12:46:41 UTC 2006

Alex Hudson <home <at>> writes:
> The scripting engine of Flash (which, from what I've been told, is very
> much like Javascript anyway) has been donated to Mozilla, and will be
> part of their future JS implementation (I gather).

In Adrian von
Bidder writes:
> Now the only part that bothers me is that this likely means the Mozilla 
> license will be used, which is AFAIK GPL-incompatible, which means that
> Konqueror will not get native flash in the foreseeable future now.
> Especially because I think that this move will cause work on the free
> flash player front (Gnash, and I believe there were others) to slow down.

Are Adobe and Mozilla helping or hurting other free software players?


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