Two approaches to Flash
Posted Apr 4, 2007 18:31 UTC (Wed) by elanthis
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There's no advantage to this though. If you're going to have the non-Free flash plugin installed anyway, why even both with a Free one? The whole point of having a Free plugin is to not require the non-Free one to be installed. Why ask the user, "do you want something broken or do you want something that works?"
Unless the Free plugin is going to do something that the non-Free one doesn't, and the non-Free one continues to work on stuff that the Free one doesn't, there is absolutely no reason at all to ask the user a question about which to use.
Normal users will continue to use the non-Free one, FOSS sympathizers will use the Free ones, and this will continue until the Free ones are good enough that they can replace the non-Free plugin for just about everybody.
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