Ruffle seems to be coming along nicely. There are a bunch of historical games and videos that were briefly completely unplayable, but a lot of them seem to be up-and-running now.

For those not in the know, Ruffle is a extension that converts ActionScript into so they can be played in modern browsers without needing an out-of-date Flash browser plugin. Website below if you'd like to contribute ;-)

And every time I point this out I get a bunch of fanboys telling me "but if we don't require them to surrender their source code they might do something I don't like with it!" and these are the people who claim to advocate for software.

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The longer I go on the more I have trouble telling the difference between and . In one instance you can only use a product by provisionally waiving your right to distribute modifications except as permitted in a contractual agreement with the distributors, and the other is copyright.

So apparently the , an organization which only exists to arbitrarily give a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down to software licenses, is expanding their scope "beyond license approval." It's not really clear what that means, which makes me nervous.

Not long ago there were efforts by the likes of Coraline Ada Ehmke to infiltrate the movement and undermine the that makes software work. We'll have to keep an eye on this; the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.


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