On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, John Hodrien wrote:
On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Ben Steeves wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 08:25, John Hodrien wrote:
> > Since, as I understand it, I'm not allowed to share a license of flash, I
> > don't see how I can install it on a multi-user machine. What's anyone
> > doing?
> Considering that Windows 2000 and Windows XP are just as "multi-user" as
> Linux, I don't see a problem, unless the Windows and Linux versions of
> the flash plugin have different licensing agreements.
Macromedia don't entirely understand their own licensing either. After a bit
of tit for tat, they've said that I need to sign up to their Intranet
Distribution License, which amusingly enough... "The free Macromedia Flash and
Shockwave Players Distribution Program is designed for ISPs, enterprises, and
software developers solely for the Windows PC (including Windows 95, 98, 2000,
NT, ME and XP) and Macintosh desktop operating systems."
So it looks like I'm without a license to install it on our linux boxes.
As a followup, Macromedia have now agreed with me in saying that there is no
License suitable for an admin install of flash on linux across multiple
machines. They've passed this request onwards and upwards to see if this can
So for the moment it looks like I'll have to simply point users to install it
themselves, which is annoying.
"Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200."
-- Charles Brace Darrow