[theme-reviewers] Flash objects in themes

Kirk Wight kwight at kwight.ca
Sat Oct 15 15:38:55 UTC 2011

Just a SWF, no FLA. There is no reference to any restrictions, nor a
license. The JS that embeds it <http://code.google.com/p/swfobject/> is
properly credited and licensed.

On 15 October 2011 11:35, Michael Fields <michael at mfields.org> wrote:

> > I'm reviewing a theme that includes a Flash audio player - is there
> anything, um, wrong with that? I guess it looks odd to me to see a
> proprietary blob in a theme...
> This is a great question!
> Does the theme include an SWF file or reference on via HTTP?
> If it includes the SWF, I would thing that the theme should be required to
> provide the FLA as well.
> I do not see anything wrong with the inclusion of such a file in a theme so
> long as end users are not restricted.
> The only two area which I feel they could be restricted are:
>        1. Incompatible License
>        2. Lack of source files (FLA).
> I just wanted to share my opinions on this topic.
> Would really love to hear how others feel about situations like these.
> Best,
> - Mike
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