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Removal of phrase with citation of Potlatch

Removal of:

Examples: potlatch which is dependent on non-FLOSS macromedia flash. 

(message) Seriously, will you stop citing Potlatch. This is really hacking me off because it's blatantly obvious that you neither know what the hell you are talking about nor have made any remote effort to find out.

Potlatch is compiled with Ming. Ming is GPLed. It will not even compile with the "macromedia flash" IDE, not that Macromedia has even existed for several years.

Potlatch will work with Gnash. It's not perfect but it works. Any problems with it are bugs in Gnash. The Gnash developers have been really helpful improving Gnash to work with Potlatch, rather than just sitting around and writing disinformation on a wiki page.

Potlatch itself is public domain. No restrictions. At all.

Is that clear?

--Richard 18:07, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Free speech bothering you? Nevertheless I changed it to be more informative and a bit more NPOV Wow, I'm pleased that you are using free software to compile Ming. Are you only using free software to both develop and run Potlatch? Sorry if I've gotten too personal. logictheo 12:48,12:58, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
I use free software to compile Potlatch - Ming for Potlatch 1, Adobe Open Source Flex SDK for Potlatch 2. I use OS X as my operating system and haven't managed to compile Gnash to run on that, so I use the standard Adobe Flash Player. --Richard 08:05, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

article wording for flash and gnash

Dear Richard, I have updated the page to reflect your concerns, is that better? H4ck3rm1k3 06:39, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

This phrase is still bogus: "to enjoy its usage, you need to have Adobe Flash installed"
I run it with Gnash and I enojoy it.
Granted, gnash support is not 100% complete, but improving Gnash seems to be the easiest
solution to the problem. --Strk 12:47, 4 May 2010 (UTC);
I run it with Gnash and I enojoy it.

Which version? logictheo 12:26, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Support for potlatch started at 0.8.4 with the addition of proper AMF based remoting, got improved in 0.8.5 with more compatible XML interpretation and 0.8.7 with non-blocking bitmaps loading --Strk 08:00, 10 May 2010 (UTC);
I just took a more careful look at the wording "to enjoy its usage, you need to have Adobe Flash installed". It's clearly recommending non-FLOSS, non-free software, so I changed the wording to "Potlach is the default editor in the OSM webpage, it builds from source with FLOSS, and it is FLOSS, but it works practically better at the current moment with non-free software, although we recommend you to use FLOSS software like gnash." What do you think?. logictheo 17:37, 25 May 2010 (UTC)