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Subject: RE: Shockwave Licensing Petition - shockwave *is* free!
From: Robert Koberg
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 17:01:47 +0100

I think you misunderstood what I am saying. First let me say that I don't know if this is legal and basically I am more curious than anything. Let me try an example to help clarify:

Let's say I develop multimedia content. Let's also say that I have a huge client that wants to use Flash on their INTRANET. Most of the client machines do not have web access. So we will need to distribute the control/plugin to the all the clients internally.

------What I understand is that at this point we need to pay macromedia------------

But if we sign up to license Microsoft Internet Explorer, from Microsoft, we will be able to distribute the Flash/Director control without having to pay Macromedia. Anyone can sign up to distribute IE4 (for free).

Thanks, Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: John Dowdell [SMTP:jdowdellatmacromedia [dot] com]
Sent: Monday, March 30, 1998 4:54 PM
To: flasheratmail [dot] chinwag [dot] com
Subject: Re: Shockwave Licensing Petition - shockwave *is* free!

Now, if you have a business client, and they want to use web browsers, and
they don't want their employees on that scary internet, and they don't let
people install their own software from CD, and so they want to put
everything on their own server... well, then *that* is when they get
charged for the engineering effort done here. (It really does help to pay
the bills.)

We also get licensing fees from those creating *applications* that use
Flash or Director as component multimedia engines. Visual Basic and Delphi
people and all are getting big on this, and we do charge them more for
redistribution than we do web designers.

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