Just when you thought it was safe, there is a group who are attempting to ensure that Adobe Flash never dies, just like the killer from a horror movie in the 80's and 90's. These poor misguided fools feel that by making Flash open source, the community will be able to salve the open sores which Flash is covered in. If you can pass a sanity check, you might wonder why anyone would want to keep this application alive. It would seem that the developer who started this petition on GitHub because "Flash is an important piece of Internet history and killing Flash means future generations can't access the past,". One could make the same argument about Geocities and sound roughly as coherent. You can pop over to The Inquirer for a name, as well as a link to the petition.
"A LOYAL but misguided fool has started a petition in the hope of convincing Adobe to take Flash's source code into the open source."
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A person that want to have
A person that want to have Flash open sourced is a fool ?
Its not like “Geocities ” its more like a Commodore64.
There is countless work of art, games, interactive teaching, etc.. that are flash.
Being able to create a sandbox to run Flash to look / play / experience 20+ years of amazing work that defined the internet is foolish… count me in.
What if i were to tell you it
What if i were to tell you it wont be used for any of that but instead be used for preserving ads ;}
One would hope it would be to
One would hope it would be to preserve the old Newgrounds games, but I bet you're right.
Not just newgrounds. What
Not just newgrounds. What about all the joecartoons, or killfrog, all the minoto escape games, the list goes on. What about “You Have To Burn The Rope,” no one is ever gona remake that but who want’s it to be unplayable for future generations, what about “Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure,” it makes me sad that she won’t be able to show her kids the game she made when she was in kindergarten.
My point is that yes, it’s an outdated insecure piece of technology that no one should use anymore with the plethora of better choices available, BUT it was a big part of internet history, the beginning of the “cool and for everybody not just nerds” internet for alot of people, and it’s sad to see it die forever. On our first date I showed my wife joe cartoon’s “The Boss”, her first true experience with a keyboard and mouse, and I dont think I have ever heard her laugh so completely since. I’m not happy about total death of flash.
Maybe an adobe flash version
Maybe an adobe flash version that converts all that flash tat to HTML5, then goes by by, but Flash needs to die for any modern web content and streaming content! Die Flash Die! No more live streaming of content using Flash, you hear that SpaceX, AMD, Nvidia/others Flash is filth, kill that flash crap now!
I agree that flash is bad for
I agree that flash is bad for streaming, but streaming services aren’t what this initiative is about; it’s about preserving all the animations and games done in flash over the years. Security risks there should be minimal, as those are usually self-contained and don’t even need access to the internet.
Mozilla was making Shumway
Mozilla was making Shumway for this purpose. They stopped for unknown reasons.
Please kill it, reminds me I
Please kill it, reminds me I wasted 2 semesters of High School learning how to animate Flash instead of learning something useful like C++.
There are a lot of good flash
There are a lot of good flash things around but I am all for not supporting it anymore. Former flash content can be made on better software and any old content can be run in a VM. Maybe someone will make flashbox(dosbox for flash) and it can run in its own secure little environment.
Save the childrens
Save the childrens http://www.homestarrunner.com/flashisdead.html
BTW this cartoon is 2 years old now. They’ve seen this coming for a long time.
He’s not saying Flash should
He’s not saying Flash should be installed and enabled in browsers, is he? Just that it should be kept in a state where it can run on modern OSs. And releasing the source would only cost Adobe a bit of bad PR from people witnessing their spaghetti code.