Fixing the glibc adobe flash incompatibility

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Thu Nov 18 08:51:39 UTC 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 12:48:01AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
> > Dont we have an upstream mantra to uphold...
> > 
> > Forward all Fedora users and otherwize that experience this to Adobe..
> > 
> > If we are going hack around this on our side where are we going to draw
> > the line..
> > 
> > Are we planning to start hacking around every ill written code out there?
> +1
> It is not our job to support Adobe's proprietary software, it is Adobe's 
> job! This is a bug in Adobe's code and any complaints should be redirected 
> to Adobe. Including workaround for bugs in proprietary software in our code 
> is entirely the wrong thing to do.
> If you want software we or you can actually fix, use Free Software!
> (Maybe Flash being broken can actually get more interest into Gnash and 
> Lightspark, which can only be a good thing! So it's actually GOOD if the 
> proprietary Flash does not work. The fact that there's a free-as-in-beer 
> proprietary implementation of something tends to be a big motivation remover 
> for implementing a truly Free version, so having it break is actually good 
> for our community. But we don't need to go out of our way to deliberately 
> break it, we should just not work around its bugs!)

+1 to this.

Reading this thread, I was starting to forget that we're supposed
to be about Free software ...


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