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FS#50507 - [flashplugin] lincense prohibits redistribution

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Sebastiaan Lokhorst (lonaowna) - Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 08:57 GMT
Last edited by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Thursday, 29 June 2017, 22:37 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

The license included in this package[1] (page 67) says the following:

3.2 Server Use. This agreement does not permit you to install or Use the Software on a
computer file server. For information on Use of Software on a computer file server please
refer to http://www.adobe.com/go/acrobat_distribute for information about Adobe Reader;
or http://www.adobe.com/go/licensing for information about the Adobe Runtimes.
3.3 Distribution. This license does not grant you the right to sublicense or distribute the
Software. For information about obtaining the right to distribute the Software on tangible
media or through an internal network or with your product or service please refer
to http://www.adobe.com/go/acrobat_distribute for information about Adobe Reader;
or http://www.adobe.com/go/licensing for information about the Adobe Runtimes.

How does this Arch Linux package does not infringe on this? Have we been given the right to distribute it?

The reason I'm asking is because Adobe now offers the PPAPI version of the Flash Plugin[2][3], which is using the same license as this package. If we are permitted to redistribute the NPAPI version (this package), then I suggest we also package the PPAPI version.

But looking at the license, it looks like we are not even permitted to ship this package. If there is some exception for the Arch Linux package, this should be metioned in the PKGBUILD.

[1] http://www.adobe.com/products/eulas/pdfs/PlatformClients_PC_WWEULA_Combined_20100108_1657.pdf
[2] https://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/flashplayer/pdc/22.0.0.209/flash_player_ppapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
[3] https://fpdownload.adobe.com/pub/flashplayer/pdc/22.0.0.209/flash_player_ppapi_linux.i386.tar.gz
This task depends upon

Closed by  Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Thursday, 29 June 2017, 22:37 GMT
Reason for closing:  None
Additional comments about closing:  We have a valid Adobe Flash Player Distribution License Agreement in place.

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