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[opensuse] no more flash support?
Hey, I just noticed after reading through some of the threads and then clicking on a link, that Adobe Flash is no longer going to be supported on Linux after version 11.2.

See the link here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

What are the implications of this? The reason I found out was that I was using flash-player-11.2.202.238-2.3.1, and this was not able to play flash videos on bbc or some other sites, so I needed to download flash-plugin-11.2.202.243-release.x86_64 direct from Adobe. I haven't tested it yet, but I notice that this is "flash-plugin" whereas the one from the non-oss repositories is "flash-player".

In any case, what does this mean for being able to view videos on the web in the future using open source programs? Google Chrome works fine, but suppose they decide to stop supporting linux at some point in the future. Open source is the only option that we have that maintains our freedom. Is anyone trying to develop an open-source clone of flash so that the internet will remain open?

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