Big Blue Button Free Software?
anton.nik at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 23:43:03 UTC 2013
On Aug 31, 2013, at 3:23 AM, Robert Kehl <rk23 at fsfe.org> wrote:
> Am 31.08.2013 00:14, schrieb Immanuel Giulea:
>> BBB is considered open source. Not sure if it qualifies for "Free
>> Software" under FSF definition.
> The components of BBB seem to all be open source, yes, but they use
> Adobe's Flash technology as the only component to access content offered
> by the product. So the users are forced to use Adobe's Flash viewer,
> which is closed source.
> Correct me if there is a free or even an open source version of a flash
> viewer - I don't think there is. Hopefully there will never be, as HTML5
> is the uprising star in active web contents in my eyes.
There is (was?) https://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/
But you are right, flash is almost dead.
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