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Re: [school-discuss] Labguages to develop educacional software
The license which covers the tool you develop your flash scripts in,
does not extend to the script itself. The script is merely data that is
processed by the program, and is solely your property to release as you
see fit. The problem you will encounter if you release your flash
scripts under the GPL is with the GPL itself. The GPL does not allow
covered works to be executed within the address space of a closed source
application. The flash plugin for Firefox is a good example of this. If
you were to execute your GPL'd flash action script within Firefox, using
the Macromedia plugin, you would violate the terms of the GPL.
You may be able to get around this constraint by using an open source
flash player such as Gnash: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/
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Amilton Martins wrote:
I am a teacher from Univeridade de Passo Fundo - Brazil, and we are
developping a Linux Distro that uses Kurumin/Knoppix to make some
educational features, named "Kelix - Kit Escola Livre".
We are using the kdeedu softwares and others (GPL), but we are planning
to develop our own softwares, in research projects like "Mutirão pela
Inclusão Digital" and "Software Livre".
I have a big question:
May I use Macromedia Flash to develop GPL/CC software?
What about compatability licenses?
I have taken a look in mesalib, visualtcl, qt, gtk, alice or others but
flash have more features ....