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sean
11-29-2003, 11:00 AM
I downloaded the SWF (MacroMedia Flash) file format from wotsit (http://www.wotsit.org) and I'm planning on making a firaly simple editor to make Flash files. Is this legal? I mean, is the format copyrighted such that you're not allowed to make an editor for it?

Fordy
11-29-2003, 12:33 PM
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/open/licensing/fileformat/

sean
11-29-2003, 05:35 PM
Nice. Thanks buddy.

VirtualAce
11-30-2003, 09:48 PM
:cool:

axon
11-30-2003, 11:08 PM
other than the liscence I think it would be very hard to make a good .swf editor, do to the fact that all flash animations use really advance compression algos.


just a side note: I love flash! and all products from macromedia for that fact!

sean
12-01-2003, 06:40 PM
That License comes with the SDK (a C++ Library actually) and the file format. It includes all the normal compression.