[theme-reviewers] Flash objects in themes
edward.caissie at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 15:55:16 UTC 2011
Although the license appears to be fine (MIT), I would recommend the Theme
author either include the source for the SWF as Michael suggested; or
include theme documentation (another strongly recommended item that is not
apparent, i.e.: readme.txt) that covers the existence of the Flash function
and where more information can be obtained from, for example the link noted
as "JS that embeds it".
Otherwise I see it as being ok.
PS: Don't forget to run "Theme-Check" and note all of the recommendations I
expect it will be kicking out. EAC
On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Kirk Wight <kwight at kwight.ca> wrote:
> 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.
>> - Mike
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