[development] flashvideo, swftools and gpl

sime info at urbits.com
Fri Feb 9 06:25:41 UTC 2007

All sorted -- response from travist:

"I was not aware that we were not supposed to package that player in 
with the tarballs.  I will remove it with my next release (which will be 
shortly to fix the small little bug that someone found)."

sime wrote:

> (Att: ajk^)
> Here is the email I sent to travist regarding non-GPL flashplayer in 
> contrib
> http://cvs.drupal.org/viewcvs/drupal/contributions/modules/flashvideo/
> Simon
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:     [drupal.org] flashvideo, swftools and gpl
> Date:     Fri, 9 Feb 2007 02:37:50 +0000 (UTC)
> From:     info at urbits.com
> Reply-To:     info at urbits.com
> To:     info at urbits.com
> travist,
> sime (http://drupal.org/user/35266) has sent you a message via your 
> contact
> form (http://drupal.org/user/98581/contact) at drupal.org.
> If you don't want to receive such e-mails, you can change your 
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> http://drupal.org/user/98581.
> Message:
> Hi Travis
> Just looking at your flashvideo module. The ffmpeg stuff is really great,
> I've been working with ffmpeg for a while and I like that you're 
> making it
> more accessible.
> Regarding the flash player part of your module, I'd like to request that
> you make flashvideo run on top of the SWF Tools API module.
> http://drupal.org/project/swftools
> This module provides a couple of advantages:
> 1. It easy to add support for many different Flash media/video/audio
> players
> 2. You can choose from various flash replacement techniques (swfobject,
> jquery.flash.js, UFO).
> It also solves a problem for you. You have uploaded a Player.swf which I
> am quite certain is Jeroen Wijering's Flash player.
> http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Flash_Media_Player
> This flash player is Creative Commons license, hence it cannot be stored
> in Drupal contrib. SWF Tools ships with a special version of this flash
> player that was kindly GPL'd by Jeroen. This version has a watermark and
> link to Jeroen's site, which is only fair - if people want to download 
> the
> CC version of the player from his site, they can do this.
> I discussed this problem in IRC, and for this reason I'm cc'ing the
> developers mailing list so that a few people can follow the GPL issue to
> its resolution.
> But I really hope you like the idea of using SWF Tools API - you don't
> need to move your project or anything, just change some of the code. I
> think it's the best thing for Drupal as whole, since the community builds
> up it's Flash-related expertise in one spot.
> Cheers
> Simon

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