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Daily Dose - Yet Another Flash Player Released

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The newly released Lightspark 0.4.2 is another alternative implementation of the Flash Player (others include Smokescreen and Gordon) that is designed to be efficient on current hardware.  Changes in this release include plugin support for Chrome, and support for Firefox's OOPP mode.  Just remember that the proliferation of these SWF players wouldn't be possible if Adobe hadn't made the specifications open and unrestricted.

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Nice Robot replied on Thu, 2010/07/22 - 6:44am

We'll see how "unrestricted" it is if/when third-party development and players begin to noticeably cut into Adobe's profits from Flash.

It isn't truly "open and unrestricted" until it's an open standard managed by a standards body rather than a single corporation.

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